Jackson, MS. Treasurer Lynn Fitch and the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors announced an opportunity for local residents to come search the State’s unclaimed property listing and claim funds the State might be holding for them.
Monday, June 18
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
William “Matt” Ross Administration Building
510 Market Street, Port Gibson
“Over the course of just the last six months” said Fitch, “we have reunited citizens with close to $1 million. What a great boost for their family budgets and for the local economies. It is a pleasure to work with mayors, supervisors, legislators, and others to help people claim money the State is holding for them. And, I thank Supervisor Clark for inviting my office to work with her to help the people of Claiborne County.”
“I am excited and honored to have this opportunity to work with Lynn Fitch, the State Treasurer,” said Supervisor Marie Clark, President of the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors, “to get money to individuals in Claiborne County who have unclaimed/missing money and do not know it. This is real money that belongs to you. And, all together, Claiborne residents have nearly $350,000 in unclaimed money.”
Since Treasurer Fitch took office in 2012, she has distributed over $81 million in unclaimed property, which is more than half of all the money that has been distributed since the program began in 1982.
Unclaimed property specialists from the Office of the State Treasurer will be on hand at the event to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list, complete claims forms, and even notarize their paperwork. Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:
· Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
· Your Social Security Card
· Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
· Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
· If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death
Individuals can always check the State’s full listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in their name, as well. It is constantly being updated.
Media are invited to come to this event to see how the process works. Your stories help people learn about the unclaimed property program and find money they may not realize is waiting for them.