Kansas state Treasurer Lynn Rogers said a one-month record of $6.3 million in unclaimed property was returned by the treasurer’s office to 6,000 people during August. The previous record of $4.2 million was set in 2019. (Sherman Smith/Kansas Reflector)
TOPEKA — The state of Kansas distributed a single-month record $6.3 million in unclaimed property during August, officials said Thursday.
State Treasurer Lynn Rogers, a Democrat, said the previous monthly high was established in 2019 when $4.2 million was forwarded to recipients by that office. Republican Jake LaTurner was serving as state treasurer at that time.
“We have returned money to individuals, school districts, nonprofits and municipalities all across the state,” Rogers said. “We are working hard to reunite Kansans with what is rightfully theirs, and with this record-breaking month, it is clear our efforts are working.”
The $6.3 million was distributed to approximately 6,000 people in August, Rogers said.
Kansans interested in searching for unclaimed property through the state treasurer’s office can do so online at www.kansascash.ks.gov.
Rogers was appointed state treasurer in January by Gov. Laura Kelly following the resignation of LaTurner, who was elected to the U.S. House.
Rogers said the office’s unclaimed property division had returned $17 million to about 60,000 recipients during 2021. The average payment was $290.
The state holds about $400 million in assets that could be returned.
“Now more than ever, every penny counts, and getting this money back to Kansans helps them pay for important expenses or provides a little extra to save for education, housing or retirement,” Rogers said.
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