HARRISBURG – PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced that the PA Treasury returned more than $135 million in unclaimed property during 2021. The Treasury also returned 229 military decorations and memorabilia to veterans or their families. Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, abandoned stocks, uncashed checks, and more. Property is always available for the rightful owner to claim. Tangible property may be auctioned after three years, but proceeds remain available to claim in perpetuity. Military decorations and memorabilia – often turned over to Treasury from abandoned or forgotten safe deposit boxes – are never auctioned and remain in the vault for safekeeping until a veteran or their family is found. Garrity says one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average value of a claim is $1,500. To search the state Treasury’s unclaimed property database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.

STACY GARRITY