Over $4M in unclaimed property money to be mailed out in Louisiana

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(3/19/19) Thousands of Louisiana residents may be surprised to find checks for unclaimed property money in their mailboxes this week without having to fill out any paperwork for their money, according to State Treasurer John M. Schroder, Sr.

The Department of Treasury began mailing out 44,520 unclaimed property checks totaling $4.2 million this week. The amount of each check varies, but the maximum an individual will receive in the mail is $1,500. Claim forms were sent for amounts totaling more than $1,500.

“This is not a scam. This is real money that belongs to you,” said Treasurer Schroder. “We want to make sure no one throws these checks away by accident. If you receive a check from me, take it to the bank. “

This is Phase Two of a project that started with Act 339 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Legislature. The legislation, authored by Rep. Neil Abramson, enabled the Treasury to work with the Department of Revenue to share addresses for the sole purpose of returning unclaimed property. The first mail out happened in October of this year when Treasury sent out 85,000 checks totaling $15 million.

The project covers five years of unclaimed property records from 2013-2017 and includes items where there were Social Security Numbers attached to names. Not all unclaimed property records have Social Security Numbers. Without one, Treasury cannot confirm the owner’s current address for this project.

Each check includes the state seal and the Unclaimed Property Division’s address and website on the top of the check. The check stub also contains a memo describing the Act 339 initiative.

“Even if you didn’t get a check this time, you may still be owed unclaimed money,” said Treasurer Schroder. “We encourage you to visit www.latreasury.com to conduct a search.”

For more information, contact the Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division toll-free at 1-888-925-4127 (Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Citizens can also search for their unclaimed money and file claims online at www.latreasury.com.

A break-out of checks and amounts distributed is listed below:

Parish

Amount Paid

# Checks

 

 

 

ACADIA

$34,645.91

428

ALLEN

$12,718.54

138

ASCENSION

$120,745.99

1,359

ASSUMPTION

$14,619.40

175

AVOYELLES

$22,814.05

262

BEAUREGARD

$24,526.72

261

BIENVILLE

$6,897.71

85

BOSSIER

$81,166.72

913

CADDO

$208,707.75

2,336

CALCASIEU

$218,002.31

2,331

CALDWELL

$8,302.63

84

CAMERON

$3,327.90

60

CATAHOULA

$3,783.40

51

CLAIBORNE

$7,373.08

81

CONCORDIA

$10,208.76

107

DE SOTO

$18,366.20

194

EAST BATON ROUGE

$454,483.38

5,296

EAST CARROLL

$2,930.68

28

EAST FELICIANA

$15,249.91

157

EVANGELINE

$20,270.37

185

FRANKLIN

$7,924.59

116

GRANT

$9,615.56

121

IBERIA

$49,180.59

614

IBERVILLE

$28,449.73

292

JACKSON

$7,480.15

114

JEFFERSON

$527,580.00

4,925

JEFFERSON DAVIS

$21,791.76

253

LA SALLE

$8,951.06

93

LAFAYETTE

$213,319.73

2,241

LAFOURCHE

$67,189.99

669

LINCOLN

$31,816.84

390

LIVINGSTON

$99,388.02

1,137

MADISON

$3,311.36

56

MOREHOUSE

$14,525.75

184

NATCHITOCHES

$17,729.28

238

ORLEANS

$441,489.69

4,211

OUACHITA

$131,224.10

1,499

PLAQUEMINES

$24,618.44

224

POINTE COUPEE

$16,519.88

169

RAPIDES

$99,616.51

1,051

RED RIVER

$3,462.54

37

RICHLAND

$10,219.95

153

SABINE

$9,279.37

107

SAINT BERNARD

$49,871.43

461

SAINT CHARLES

$41,893.09

531

SAINT HELENA

$3,046.16

38

SAINT JAMES

$17,188.72

200

SAINT LANDRY

$57,667.78

669

SAINT MARTIN

$32,956.66

350

SAINT MARY

$40,806.65

433

SAINT TAMMANY

$230,031.90

2,344

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST

$48,943.87

486

TANGIPAHOA

$107,039.23

1,239

TENSAS

$3,010.05

28

TERREBONNE

$91,560.25

912

UNION

$9,748.63

133

VERMILION

$34,651.54

402

VERNON

$24,989.30

250

WASHINGTON

$31,012.00

313

WEBSTER

$25,687.42

290

WEST BATON ROUGE

$24,956.93

277

WEST CARROLL

$4,616.15

63

WEST FELICIANA

$9,116.19

83

WINN

$6,329.77

66

OUT OF STATE

$154,504.15

1,527

 

$4,183,454.17

44,520

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