Ciresi Office Helps Claimants for PA-Held Property
ROYERSFORD PA – More than $147,000 of value, in 81 claims for reportedly “unclaimed” property and valuables safely held by the Commonwealth, was returned to rightful owners during 2020 with help from the office of state 146th House District Rep. Joe Ciresi, it reported Thursday (July 29, 2021).
Among all legislators’ offices, Ciresi’s ranked second in the total amount, $147,123, his staff helped constituents recover; and third in the number of submitted claims, it added. The statistics came from the Pennsylvania Treasury, where efforts to find owners of unclaimed property have been reported by The Post.
Ciresi’s district includes all of Limerick, Lower Pottsgrove, and Perkiomen townships, all of Royersford and Trappe boroughs, and part of Pottstown Borough.
Ciresi said he was “very proud of the work my office has done to proactively search for and locate unclaimed property for residents in our community.” This service is offered free to all constituents, he added, and suggested they call his office at 484-200-8265 “if you think you have unclaimed property.” It can help complete and submit unclaimed property paperwork for processing by the Treasury.
One in 10 Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property waiting for them, according to the Treasury. It currently holds almost $4 billion in unclaimed property, including dormant bank and retirement accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, and military medals. Search online for unclaimed property at the Treasury website, here.
Ciresi photo from his legislative office; state Capitol photo from WikiMedia