Briese Encourages Nebraskans to Search for Unclaimed Property

Nebraska Treasurer Tom Briese today encouraged Nebraskans to observe Unclaimed Property Day by searching to see if they have cash or other valuables waiting for them. The search only takes a moment and is totally free. 

More than 33 million people in the United States – 1 in every 6 – has some sort of unclaimed property, which could be financial accounts or items of value in which the owner has not initiated any activity for several years. When that happens the money or properties are submitted to the state to return to the rightful owners. Common examples include unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and uncashed checks. 

In 2023 the Nebraska Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property Division returned more than $17 million and paid out more than 22,000 claims. 

“Odds are many, many Nebraskans have money out there and the staff of the Treasurer’s Office Division of Unclaimed Property will help you get what is yours. This is your money, and it should be returned to you,” Briese said. “It’s quick, it’s easy, and it is free.” 

To increase awareness of unclaimed property, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) has declared February 1st as National Unclaimed Property Day. This year the Nebraska Legislature also passed a resolution naming February 1st as Unclaimed Property Day in Nebraska.


About the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) is comprised of the unclaimed property programs of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as several foreign jurisdictions. The organization’s objective is to facilitate collaboration and otherwise support program administrators in reuniting all unclaimed assets with rightful owners. NAUPA is an affiliate of the non-partisan National Association of State Treasurers.

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