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Pennsylvania Treasury Department reminds Pennsylvanians of billions of dollars worth of unclaimed property | Money Smart

More than $4 billion worth of unclaimed property is currently in the state's possession.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pa. Treasury Department is reminding Pennsylvanians to check to see if they have any unclaimed property with the state; there's $4 billion worth of unclaimed property sitting with the department. 

"That doesn't belong to us," Treasury Secretary Stacy Garrity said. "It belongs to Pennsylvanians."

According to the Pa. Treasury Department, 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth $2,000. 

"Unclaimed property can be from an old bank account, it can be from a retirement account, stock certificate, check someone never cashed, tangible items like jewelry, baseball cards," Garrity said. 

With a recent system upgrade, she says, checking and claiming property is now easier than ever. 

"We've eliminated red tape, we no longer require a notary for claims under $1,500" she explained. 

To see if you have any unclaimed property, click here.

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