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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The Commonwealth is holding onto billions of dollars in money and property that might belong to you.

Perhaps it’s from a leftover, old bank account, or an insurance policy, or items forgotten in safe deposit box. You can reclaim it, but you have to know how and where to look.

The 40 Force teamed up again with the Office of State Treasurer Steve Grossman to help you track down your unclaimed property, Monday night.

Representatives from the state’s Unclaimed Property Division were here to take your calls and help you track down that property.

For 90 minutes, we helped viewers connect with their long forgotten money – assets they didn’t even realized they had.

It’s estimated about 1 in 10 residents here in the Bay State have unclaimed property

“Currently, we’re holding over $2.4 billion and we would like nothing more than to give it to the rightful owners. That’s why we’re here. That’s why we do all our events. That’s why we try to reach the public as much as possible,” explains Erin O’Neill, manager of the Unclaimed Property Division.

By the end of our newscast at 6:30 p.m., the 40 Force was able to help 95 people find unclaimed cash Monday night, with a total number of $9,802.95, that’s roughly $100 per person.

The biggest claim was $1,351.

HELPFUL LINKS:
Begin your search for Unclaimed Property

Check your claim status

Print forms from the Treasurer’s Office

Link to view Mass. General Law 200A (Chapter 200A. Unclaimed Property)

F.A.Q.’s on Unclaimed Property

Contact the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office

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