01 August 2023- Treasurer Stacy Garrity today told Pennsylvanians: “You can be anything, including one of the many Pennsylvanians owed some of the $4.5 billion in unclaimed property we want to return!”
More than $37.5 million is waiting to be claimed by Pennsylvanians named Barbie, Ken, Midge, Margot, Robbie, Ryan, Gosling, Greta or Gerwig – or with the word “pink” in their name or business name.
“Everyone should head to our website and search for unclaimed property today. We don’t have any hot pink Corvettes or dream houses in Treasury’s vault, but you could find some cash – or even long-lost family jewelry to pump up your fashion game! Also, don’t forget to search for any other names you go by, like Barbie, who should also search for her full name, Barbara Millicent Roberts.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
The average claim is worth about $1,600. About 1 in 10 Pennsylvanians have unclaimed property waiting to be returned.
Unclaimed property can include things like dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, forgotten stocks, insurance policies, tangible property like contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes and more. State law requires businesses to report unclaimed property Treasury after three years of dormancy.
While Barbie is setting records at the box office, the Pennsylvania Treasury Department is setting records with unclaimed property. In fiscal year 2023-24, Treasury returned a record amount of unclaimed property – nearly $274 million.
To search for unclaimed property, or for free assistance with a claim, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.