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  • In budget crunch, state agencies leaving money unclaimed

    May 3, 2016 12:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Money is tight in Louisiana, but there are millions of dollars just waiting to be cashed. State agencies are not staying on top of unclaimed property owed to them. Some seem to have forgotten its there. "We've returned $315 million, and we got a long... more »
  • Treasurer Kennedy on Unclaimed Property Play Video

    August 20, 2015 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Unclaimed property is just lost money. When a business or government has your money, it has to turn it over to the State Treasurer. It's the treasurer's responsibility to get the money back to its rightful owner. This morning, State Treasurer John Kennedy came on 2une... more »
  • LA Treasury and Mall of Louisiana to host unclaimed property event Play Video

    August 17, 2015 12:13 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - With nearly $700 million in unclaimed property sitting in the Louisiana treasury, residents of the Capital Area can take advantage of an upcoming Unclaimed Property Awareness Day event at the Mall of Louisiana to see if any of that money belongs to them. Treasury employees... more »
  • State audits find $31M in unclaimed life insurance

    January 13, 2015 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State Treasurer John Kennedy says audits of life insurance company policies have uncovered more than $31 million in Unclaimed Property for beneficiaries in the past eight years. The Treasury Department discovered the benefits after comparing the outstanding policies of a dozen insurance companies with the Social Security... more »
  • Do you have unclaimed money? Check here!

    December 12, 2014 4:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just in time for Christmas, the state's looking for people to receive $635 million in unclaimed money. The money belongs to people business could not track down and are from old savings and checking accounts, payroll checks, stocks and dividends, insurance proceeds, oil and gas royalty payments... more »
  • Unclaimed property program returns $36M last year

    November 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's unclaimed property program gave back more money during the last budget year than at any time in its 42-year history. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the program returned $35.5 million to 116,000 people in the fiscal year that ended June 30, exceeding the previous record by... more »
  • State returns $84K in unclaimed property

    August 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has returned $84,400 in unclaimed money to hundreds of Lafayette-area residents during an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day weekend event. The Louisiana Department of the Treasury, in a news release Monday, said the average claim is usually around $900, but several claims filed at the Acadiana... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: My Refund cards

    February 13, 2014 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Around 30,000 people never got their Louisiana state tax refunds last year, leaving $3.4 million dollars unclaimed. The state's "My Refund" card replaced paper checks for people without direct deposit. Nearly a quarter of Louisiana residents don't have a bank account. If the card wasn't... more »
  • $420K in unclaimed property returned at drive

    April 29, 2013 3:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state Department of Treasury has returned a record $420,000 in unclaimed money to hundreds of New Orleans area residents at an Unclaimed Property Awareness Day over the weekend. In an effort to increase awareness about the Unclaimed Property Program and help citizens claim their money, the Treasury... more »

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