Treasurer Stenberg Announces Unclaimed Property Outreach Events

Unclaimed Property specialists with the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office will take part in outreach events in the coming months to help Nebraskans search for money they didn’t know they had, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.

So far in 2013, the State Treasurer’s Office has returned $6,035,888 in unclaimed property to rightful owners. That figure represents 10,851 claims.

Unclaimed Property specialists will be at the following locations to help Nebraskans search and file claims:

“An important part of the work of our Unclaimed Property Division is outreach, making sure Nebraskans know about the state’s unclaimed property program and how to search for property for themselves, their friends and relatives, and their businesses and organizations,” Stenberg said.

“Events like these are ideal opportunities for my staff to make contact with Nebraskans and to answer their questions about unclaimed property and to provide information about how to file claims,” Stenberg said. “We are holding more than $125 million of property for more than 350,000 Nebraskans or former Nebraskans or heirs. Given those statistics, Nebraskans have a one in five chance of finding property that belongs to them.”

Unclaimed property consists of cash and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned after an owner cannot be located for a specified period of time. The property is turned over to the state by banks, insurance companies, merchants, and other businesses.

Other ways to search for unclaimed property:

Facts about unclaimed property:

  • Jana Langemach
  • Director of Communications
  • 402-471-8884