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WEST VIRGINIA CODE
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WVC 36 - 8 - 11 §36-8-11. Crediting of dividends, interest and increments to owner's account.
(a) If property other than money is delivered to the administrator under this article, the owner is entitled to receive from the administrator any income or gain realized or accruing on the property at or before liquidation or conversion of the property into money only as provided in this subsection:

(1) If the property was an interest bearing demand, savings or time deposit, including a deposit that is automatically renewable, the administrator shall pay interest at a rate of four percent per year or any lesser rate the property earned at the time the property was delivered to the administrator.

(2) If the property is any property other than an interest bearing demand, savings or time deposit, the administrator shall pay the owner four percent per year on the market value of the property at the time it was delivered to the administrator or any lesser annualized rate of income or gain the property earned from the time the property was delivered to the administrator to the time the owner established a claim to the property.

(3) In no event shall the administrator be required to pay the owner any income or gain realized or accruing on the property after the third anniversary of the delivery of the property to the administrator.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to entitle an owner to interest on property which did not realize or accrueincome or gain at the time it was delivered to the administrator.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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