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McRae urges veterans and VSOs to secure unclaimed cash

Treasury returned $1 million to veteran organizations in the last decade

Mississippi Treasurer David McRae encouraged Veterans and Veterans Service Organizations to check Mississippi’s unclaimed money list. The Treasurer highlighted that the state has returned more than $1 million to Veteran groups since 2003 – more than half of which was returned since McRae took office in 2020.

“Veterans put their lives on the line for our liberty; we must do everything we can to ensure their success upon returning home or leaving the service,” said Treasurer McRae. “Over the last decade, the Treasury has returned $1 million to various service organizations, helping ensure more of the money these groups take in can be used in stewardship to service members. I want to take the opportunity this Veterans Day to remind Mississippians to check the database. We don’t want this money in the state’s hands. We want it out in the world, doing good for America’s Veterans.”

Local chapters of Veteran groups, like the VFW, American Legion, and others, are listed as having unclaimed funds within Mississippi’s Unclaimed Money database. Treasurer McRae urges anyone who is a chapter member or officer to check the list and file a claim on the group’s behalf at treasury.ms.gov/Search.

McRae continued: “To those who served, I give my heartfelt thanks.”

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