Pa. Treasury returns over $135 million in unclaimed property

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The Pennsylvania Treasury returned more than $135 million in unclaimed property in 2021, Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced this week. money is owed to hard-working Pennsylvanians across the state, and I encourage everyone to visit our website to see if you have any unclaimed property awaiting restitution,” she said. in a press release. .gov/unclaimed-property. The Treasury also returned 229 military decorations and memorabilia to veterans or their families last year. The coins included two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star. Garrity and his team are working to return over 500 additional military items from every branch of service and most major conflicts. The Treasury has a dedicated unclaimed property database to help reunite veterans with their families. with military decorations and memorabilia. People are encouraged to search patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/medals. Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, discontinued stocks, uncashed checks and more. The property is still available for the rightful owner to claim. Tangible goods can be auctioned off after three years, but the proceeds remain available for claim in perpetuity. Military decorations and memorabilia – often returned to the Treasury from abandoned or forgotten vaults – are never auctioned and remain in the vault until a veteran or their family is found. “One in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, and the average value of a claim is $1,500. That can make a huge difference for a family trying to make ends meet,” Garrity said.

The Pennsylvania Treasury returned more than $135 million in unclaimed property in 2021, Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced this week.

“The Treasury has over $4 billion in unclaimed property – and I will work tirelessly to return it to the people it rightfully belongs to. This money is owed to hard-working Pennsylvanians across the state, and I encourage all the world to visit our website to see if you have any unclaimed property waiting to be returned,” she said in a press release.

To search the Pennsylvania Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.

The Treasury also returned 229 military decorations and memorabilia to veterans or their families last year. The coins included two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.

Garrity and his team are working to return over 500 additional military items from every branch of service and most major conflicts.

The Treasury has a dedicated unclaimed property database to help reunite veterans and their families with military decorations and memorabilia. People are encouraged to search on patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/medals.

Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, discontinued stocks, uncashed checks and more. The property is still available for the rightful owner to claim. Tangible goods can be auctioned off after three years, but the proceeds remain available for claim in perpetuity.

Military decorations and memorabilia – often turned over to the Treasury from abandoned or forgotten safes – are never auctioned and remain in the safe until a veteran or his family is found.

“One in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, and the average value of a claim is $1,500. That can make a huge difference for a family trying to make ends meet,” Garrity said.

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