In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office and State Treasurer Deb Goldberg, State Representative Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who is currently owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will receive a letter with specific instructions on how to reclaim their property. Rep. Jay Livingstone, who represents Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Cambridgeport as well as Kendall Square and MIT, will additionally reach out to ensure that constituents are aware of their unclaimed property.
“We are excited to work with the legislature to reunite constituents with their unclaimed property,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “This partnership is part of our continued efforts to raise awareness about unclaimed property in local communities all across Massachusetts.”
“I was surprised to see the extensive list of people in my district with unclaimed property to their names,” Livingstone remarked. “I am willing to do whatever I can to connect residents in the 8th Suffolk district with the property that they so rightfully deserve.”
Unclaimed property can take the form of uncashed checks, forgotten checking and savings accounts, stocks, dividends, insurance policy proceeds, and contents of abandoned safe deposit boxes. Most accounts are considered abandoned and are turned over to the Commonwealth after three years of inactivity.
For more information regarding unclaimed property, you can contact Rep. Jay Livingstone’s office at (617)-722-2396 or contact the Unclaimed Property Division at 888-344-MASS (6277). Normal business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:45 am to 5:00 pm EST. Citizens may also visit http://www.findmassmoney.com/ to search for unclaimed property.