At the beginning of this season of giving, Kansas State Treasurer Jake LaTurner has launched a website with the hopes of helping Kansans find a little Christmas cash they didn’t know they had.  The division of Unclaimed Property in the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office began accepting claims at www.ChristmasCash.ks.gov. There is currently over $350 million dollars in unclaimed property being held by the state of Kansas.  
“The average claim for many Kansans is about $225, which for most of us would go a long way at Christmas time, whether for giving to our favorite charity, paying off bills, or buying something for a loved one,” said LaTurner. “We want to make Christmas easier for as many Kansans as we can, and we encourage them to go to our website and see if they might be one of the many with unclaimed property waiting to be found.”
Claims can be made for both individuals and businesses through the site.  Some claims require more processing time than others. The department plans to fulfill as many requests as possible prior to the Christmas holiday, but requests claims be made before December 15th in order for them to have their best chance at fulfilling them before Christmas Day.
More information on filing and receiving claims can be found on the website: www.ChristmasCash.ks.gov