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Celebrate National Unclaimed Property Day by Visiting Find Mass Money
Today, February 1, 2023, State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators are celebrating National Unclaimed Property Day… and you should be too!
One in ten Massachusetts residents have unclaimed money including citizens like Grant who recently discovered how easy it was to claim his money.
“I received a notification by mail that I had unclaimed property from another state that was handed off to Massachusetts,” said Grant. “The past few years have been tough on everyone financially, so having extra money to put in my savings really helped me.”
The Treasury is currently holding over $3.4 billion in unclaimed property. Treasurer Goldberg urges all citizens to check the comprehensive list for all amount at www.findmassmoney.comor call our live call center at 888-344-MASS (6277).
“Take a minute on Unclaimed Property Day to check your name like Grant did,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “Our team is prepared and ready to walk you through the claims process and reunite you with your property.”
Unclaimed property includes forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and the contents of unattended safe deposit boxes. Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the state after three years of inactivity. In 2022, Treasury processed over 151,000 claims and returned over $176 million in cash and securities to its rightful owners.
There is no time limit for a person to claim this property and, in many cases, claimants will receive interest. Searching for unclaimed money is always free by using FindMassMoney.com.