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BY THE NUMBERS | Lawsuit will decide who gets a share of the unclaimed property pie

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$400 million

The estimated amount Delaware could owe other states for collecting unclaimed funds from MoneyGram, a Delaware-based company consumers can use to transfer funds. In October, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin argued before the Supreme Court that Delaware must share unclaimed MoneyGram transfers with other states involved in the original consumer transactions.


The number of states suing Delaware for a share of the unclaimed property pie, citing a 1974 law that says unclaimed financial instruments should go to the state where the product was originally purchased.


The chunk of Delaware’s 2021 general revenue that came from all abandoned property according to a state estimate.

$3+ billion

The value of unclaimed property that states return each year, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators.


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