From state Rep. Jay Livingstone, Sept. 9: In partnership with the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office and state Treasurer Deb Goldberg, state Rep. Jay Livingstone is releasing the names of 8th Suffolk District residents with unclaimed property. Any citizen who owed more than $250 worth of unclaimed property will get a letter with specific instructions on how to reclaim their property. Livingstone, who represents Cambridgeport, Kendall Square and MIT, as well as Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill, says he 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,” Goldberg said. “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 said. “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 state after three years of inactivity.

For information on unclaimed property, call Livingstone’s office at (617)-722-2396 or the Unclaimed Property Division at 888-344-MASS (6277). Normal business hours are 8:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Citizens may also click here to search for unclaimed property.