Check to see if you have unclaimed property | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | January 30, 2018 12:36 pm
S.C. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis and the Unclaimed Property Program returned nearly $33 million in 2017, bringing the total amount of money returned during his administration to $137 million, more than all previous state treasurers combined.
“We may have paid back nearly $32.9 million last year, but we still have $550 million in funds waiting to be claimed,” added Treasurer Loftis. “Everyone should check their name to see if they have unclaimed property. You might not even know that you have money waiting for you.”
Millions of dollars are transferred to the program annually by companies that cannot locate the owners. Examples of the types of property covered by the program include dormant bank accounts, stock certificates, uncashed checks (including paychecks), insurance proceeds and utility deposits. The Unclaimed Property Program does not include tangible property like land or vehicles.
You can click here to see if the State Treasurer’s Office is holding unclaimed property for you or your family.