Kanawha County, the state’s most populous, led the state in unclaimed property returned for fiscal year 2014. Residents there received a cumulative $1.2 million in claims.
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Managing The State's Money
The State Treasurer is the chief financial officer for the state and is responsible for overseeing the state’s operating funds, monitoring the state’s debt and performing additional banking and accounting duties as prescribed by state law. The Treasurer also serves as a member of the major financial decision-making boards throughout state government.
Over the years, the office has widened its scope of duties beyond basic treasury functions. The State Treasurer now advocates for citizens’ rights through several programs mandated by state code and other valuable initiatives.
Securing Your Money
State Treasurer John Perdue manages roughly $13 billion in state revenue and proudly boasts Standard and Poor’s AAAm rating for the Board of Treasury Investments two money market pools. The Cash Management Division manages the state’s operating fund and processes all state receipts and disbursements. The office also provides online bill-paying services for the state and a variety of government subdivisions.
Where is my payment?
To assist with payment questions, the Cash Management Division offers the payment hotline.
Call the payment hotline at: 1.866.243.9010 or 304.558.3599
Email the payment hotline at: CheckHotline@wvsto.com
Returning Your Money
The Treasurer’s Office takes pride in reuniting current and former state residents with lost assets, returning approximately $130 million to rightful owners during Treasurer Perdue’s administration. Because of his efforts, West Virginia routinely leads the nation in Unclaimed Property returns. Treasurer Perdue’s work with Unclaimed Property has gained national attention from news programs such as ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show and the CBS Evening News.
More than a million people have found their names on our website and filed claims electronically. Are we holding unclaimed property for you? Find out now!
Achieving New Heights
State Treasurer John Perdue is a national leader in providing financial literacy opportunities at every stage of life. His NetWorth program is an award-winning comprehensive financial education initiative. Because of the program, Treasurer Perdue received the 2009 Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award (EIFLE) from the Institute for Financial Literacy. NetWorth was also selected as a 2010 and 2011 regional finalist for a Council of State Governments Innovations Award.
Other educational initiatives include the Women and Money Conference series and the Treasurer’s Computer Training Center for state workers. Click on the tabs to the left for more on these programs.
Planning for the Future
Thanks to State Treasurer John Perdue’s commitment to providing access to higher education, nearly 120,000 students have taking advantage of West Virginia’s SMART529 college savings program. With assets of more than $2 billion, the program boasts a top rating from the web site savingforcollege.com. Likewise, West Virginia Retirement Plus, the state’s supplemental retirement plan for public employees, is providing an extra savings opportunity for thousands of people.
Please take a moment to see if these programs or any of our other resources may benefit you.
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West Virginia State Treasurer's Office
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Capitol Complex Building #1, Room E-145
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
304-558-5000 Toll Free: 800-422-7498