Residents living in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties who are looking for extra cash before the holidays may want to check with the Pennsylvania Treasury’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has gone unclaimed for a period of time, usually three years. Each year, the PA Treasury receives millions of dollars’ worth of unclaimed property such as abandoned bank accounts, forgotten stocks, uncashed checks and contents of safety deposit boxes. Treasury serves as custodian of the property until its rightful owner comes forward to claim it. The value of unclaimed property is available for claim to its rightful owner in perpetuity.
Across the 23rd Senatorial District, over $28 million dollars remains unclaimed, according to Sen. Yaw. [Bradford – $6,494,125.89; Lycoming – $12,660,570.02; Sullivan – $758,403.53; Susquehanna – $4,998,948.64; and Union – $3,359,856.47]
“The state Treasury has a vault full of unclaimed property,” Yaw said. “From safe deposit boxes, to jewelry, baseball cards, war medals and even recovered stolen property, some of these items could belong to you or your family.”
You can search the registry by visiting www.patreasury.gov or by calling the Treasury’s Bureau of Unclaimed Property toll-free at 1-800-222-2046. “If your name is listed, please feel free to contact any of my offices for assistance in claiming your property,” Yaw added.
For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.