Focus on unclaimed property returns significant to families and non-profits in time of pandemic

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Treasurer Allison Ball recently announced that she has returned $100 million in unclaimed property to Kentuckians since first taking office. Treasurer Ball, a strong proponent of property rights, believes this property belongs to Kentuckians, not the government, and is committed to returning it to its rightful owners. Unclaimed property consists of payroll checks, unclaimed safety deposit boxes, old life insurance policies, stocks, or vendor checks that have remained unclaimed by their owners after several years.

“I am thrilled to announce we have surpassed $100 million dollars in unclaimed property returns and I look forward to continuing this important work,” Treasurer Ball said. “Kentuckians in every corner of our state face unemployment and financial strains due to the pandemic. There has never been a greater time to return this property to Kentuckians and I could not be prouder of my team for their tireless work in returning property to the rightful owners, as we too work through COVID-19.”

The 100-millionth dollar returned will go to Special Olympics Kentucky. Treasurer Ball has returned more unclaimed property to Kentuckians than any other Kentucky State Treasurer. Unclaimed property can belong to individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and organizations.

“Working through a pandemic to deliver this property to its rightful owners has been a unique challenge for the Unclaimed Property Division and I thank our team for their hard work,” Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Unclaimed Property Lorran Hart Ferguson said. “Their diligence and flexibility have allowed us to bring these incredible resources to Kentuckians in a difficult time.”

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