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The ‘Checks In The Mail’ May Be For You

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Cash Now returned property checks are in the mail. All you have to do is deposit them.
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We’ve all heard the phrase, “the check’s in the mail,” but this time it’s real, and you may not even know it’s coming. 

The state Treasurer’s Office recently mailed checks to 3,314 state residents worth more than $3.7 million. These are unclaimed property the treasurer’s office is tasked with returning to its rightful owners.

Recipients should have received letters in July notifying them they should be receiving a check identified as “West Virginia Cash Now.” 

“I encourage all West Virginians to go back through their mail from the past month to check and see if they received an envelope from our office – you may have a check inside,” Moore said. “These checks are part of our automated unclaimed property return program and the funds are 100 percent yours, so we encourage you to open your mail and cash those checks today.”

The checks are good for six months otherwise they will be voided and the funds go back to the Unclaimed Property Division.

“We don’t want your unclaimed property check to become unclaimed property,” Moore said. “We’re doing everything we can to quickly return money to you, we just need you to cash the check.”

West Virginia Cash Now launched last year as an automated system to return unclaimed property without the need to file paperwork with the Treasurer’s Office.