Some residents of Pennsylvania are a little richer in 2015 thanks to the state’s efforts to return unclaimed money and unclaimed property to its rightful owners. It was a record $136 million in missing money returned. According to an article published in Yahoo Finance, State Treasurer Timothy Reese said,
“Approximately one in ten Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property and Treasury’s goal is to reconnect as many people as possible with property and funds that are rightfully theirs. By all accounts 2015 was a record year.”
“Our claims process and call center staff make claiming property as easy and seamless as possible. While there is no time limit to claim unclaimed property, all Pennsylvanians should regularly check to see if Treasury has property that belongs to them.”
While it was a record year for the keystone state in returning money, it was also a record for collecting unclaimed money. In 2015 Pennsylvania collected over $672 million. Since July 1st 2005 the treasury department of Pennsylvania has returned a staggering $1.1 billion!
The website has search results portray the name, city, source of unclaimed money, and some idea how of the amount held. Their site also offers additional information on their online auction, unclaimed property law and community outreach events.