Unclaimed Cash

Monday, December 15, 2008 - 7:46pm

Need some extra holiday cash? The state could be holding some for you. As Kianga Kelley reports, with a few simple steps, your check could soon be in the mail.

Unemployment, a failing economy, and home foreclosures are tough encounters many are experiencing this year. But what if I told you there's a possibility you could have some money lying around?

According to the State Treasurer's Office, one out of six folks living in Louisiana has money just waiting to be claimed. The average check is worth up to $400, which is something many of us could use this holiday season.

The State Treasurer's Office is holding more than $400 million in unclaimed property such as uncashed payroll checks, utility deposits, or old bank accounts. State Treasurer John Kennedy says now is the perfect time for Louisiana families struggling to make ends meet to claim what is rightfully theirs.

Claiming your money is simple. All you need is your social security card and driver's license. The quicker you file your claim, the quicker the state will have your money in your hands.

The State Treasurer's Office will be working overtime to process all claims this holiday season. To cash in on your hidden treasure log onto latreasury.com or call 1-888-925-4127.

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