Schweyer: Pa. Treasury holding $2.5 million in unclaimed property belonging to local residents
HARRISBURG, June 14 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, is alerting residents that the Pennsylvania Treasury is currently holding $2.5 million in unclaimed property which belongs to residents of the 22nd Legislative District.
“Each year, the Pennsylvania Treasury receives millions of dollars of unclaimed property and it is estimated that roughly one in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property they may not be aware of,” Schweyer said. “My district office is available to help our constituents search for unclaimed money or assets.”
Unclaimed property may include:
Closed bank accounts.
Uncashed checks, including paychecks.
Lost stocks and bonds.
Contents of safe deposit boxes.
Proceeds from the demutualization of insurance companies.
Expired gift cards/gift certificates.
To find out if you have unclaimed property, search your name in the Unclaimed Property database at www.patreasury.gov/Unclaimed/Search.html, or those who would like assistance checking the database are welcome to visit Schweyer’s office at 1501 Lehigh St., Suite 206, where a free search only takes a few moments. Please call ahead at 610-791-6270 to avoid overcrowding in the office. There is NO CHARGE to claim your unclaimed property.