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Pennsylvania Treasury Returns $135M Of Unclaimed Property In 2021

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - More than $135 million in unclaimed property was returned from the Pennsylvania Treasury in 2021.

Even still, Treasurer Stacy Garrity says there's still more than $4 billion in unclaimed property.

"This money is owed to hardworking Pennsylvanians across the state, and I encourage everyone to visit our website to see if you have any unclaimed property waiting to be returned," Garrity said in a press release.

Pennsylvanians can search the unclaimed property database here. Unclaimed property includes dormant bank accounts, abandoned stocks and uncashed checks.

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

The Treasury also returned 229 military decorations and memorabilia to veterans and their families last year, including two Purple Hearts and one Bronze Star.

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