Dush, Pittman, Smith Partnering with PA Treasury to Return Unclaimed Property – Free Unclaimed Property Clinic Set for Feb. 15 in Brookville

BROOKVILLE – Sen. Cris Dush (R-25), Sen. Joe Pittman (R-41) and Rep. Brian Smith (R-66) today announced they are partnering with Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and her office to help residents with recovering their unclaimed property.

On Thursday, Feb. 15, from noon until 4 p.m., a Pennsylvania Treasury Department representative will be conducting a free Unclaimed Property Clinic at the Heritage House, 4 Sylvania Street, Brookville, PA 15825. 

 “The fundamental purpose of hosting this Unclaimed Property Clinic is to reconnect the citizens we serve with any money and other tangible assets that rightfully belong to them,” said Dush. “Best of all, you do not need to hire or pay anyone to make your claim. We always stand ready to assist you in navigating thru the entire unclaimed property process as this is already a free legislative service offered during regular district office hours.”

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department is working to return more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property.  More than one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth about $1,600. During the last fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023, the department returned the most unclaimed property ever in a single year – almost $274 million.

“This free clinic will be a great help to residents looking to find and recover unclaimed property,” Pittman said. “As part of our effort to cut government red tape, the Senate approved legislation authorizing the Treasury Department to return unclaimed property without the need for owners to search for it. Until that measure is enacted, clinics like this will help residents with their search.”

Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, abandoned stocks, uncashed checks, saving bonds and other tangible assets such as collectible coins, sports cards, jewelry, military medals and antiques. Individuals who wish to search the unclaimed property database on their own may do so at www.patreasury.gov. 

“So many Pennsylvanians have money sitting in the state vault,” Smith said. “While it’s being kept safe and sound, that money deserves to be in its owner’s possession, not the state’s.”

For more information or to RSVP for the Unclaimed Property Clinic on Feb. 15, please contact Dush’s Brookville district office at 814-646-7272.

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