In the new year, claiming your unclaimed property is now easier and faster in Illinois. State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has announced there are two new ways to claim your unclaimed property. E-Claiming allows the public to upload claim information on the Treasurer’s Office website. Fast Track allows quick approval and payment for simple, lower dollar amount claims. Frerichs says the more user friendly process is a response to the times.
Eclaiming will boost turnaround times, with Frerichs saying the move will save the public weeks of processing time. Illinois has more than $2.9 billion in unclaimed property to return to Illinois residents and Frerichs hopes the new changes will lead to more visits to www.illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH .