The happenings "inside" the Wisconsin State Treasury and across the street at the State Capitol

A Big Push to Return Cash

We are making a huge push right now and for the next 5 months to make sure people search for their names or names of family and friends in our unclaimed property database.

We have recently added new names turned over to our office at the end of last year. Our office received more than $38 million more in unclaimed assets at the end of last year. The irony – we returned nearly $34 million in 2011 but now have $4 million more! In total, we have around $411 million to return to current and former Wisconsin residents.

Last week, we took part in an event at the VFW in Oneida with veterans who had received unclaimed property from our office after we teamed up with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans’ Affairs to find them. We have 3,500 vets with money totaling more than $700,000!

Tonight, NBC 15 in Madison will be talking with a Sun Prairie Veteran who just got his money back!

WAOW in Wausau profiled a veteran as we returned his money to him a few weeks ago and spoke with a Wausau woman who claimed her cash just before Christmas.

WSAW in Wausau has been taking a look at out Top 20 from our website and is trying to locate the folks in their television market on that list to let them know they have money coming to them. They also discovered the Marathon County Treasurer’s Office had money coming back…but there’s an interesting twist to that story!

On April 1st, we will start publishing all the new names of people who have unclaimed property. The names will appear in newspapers in every county from April through June. Be on the lookout or search today at our website!


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