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State treasury has returned $6 million to Mississippians since January. Here’s how to claim yours




Treasurer David McRae today announced the Mississippi State Treasury has returned $6 million in unclaimed property since he took office in January via more than 2,200 claims. Included in this figure is the more than $1.7 million that has been distributed during the COVID-19 pandemic – a meaningful economic stimulus amid the pandemic-related shutdown.

In April, Vicksburg’s South Ward Alderman Alex Monsour said his office contacted the state treasury to find all the unclaimed property in Warren County. At the time, it amounted to about $4.5 million.

“Unclaimed property is not the state’s money,” McRae said in a release. “It’s your money, and we’re committed to returning it as quickly as possible. We are thrilled to have infused $6 million into Mississippi’s economy already, but there is plenty more that remains unclaimed. As such, I am encouraging every Mississippian to check our database at”

Unclaimed property is turned over to the state when banks, credit unions and even retail stores are unable to find the rightful owner. After five years, financial institutions turn that money over to the state and the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division is charged with finding the owner and returning the money.

Searching for unclaimed property is easy. Just visit, enter your name in the search box on the left side of the screen, and click go. If your full name appears, click on “THAT’S ME!” and follow the directions to download and submit a claim form.

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