Jackson, MS. On Thursday, August 9th, staff from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s office will be available at the Neshoba County Library in Philadelphia to help area residents search the State’s unclaimed property list and file claims to their funds.
“Since I took office as Treasurer in January 2012, my office has distributed nearly $84.5 million in unclaimed property,” said Treasurer Fitch. “This represents more than 54% of all the funds distributed through the State unclaimed property program since it began in 1982. We have been so successful thanks to partnerships with local and state elected leaders and I appreciate Senator Branning and Representatives Bounds and Evans working with me to set up this opportunity for Neshoba County residents.”
“There are few better ways to stimulate the economy than to ensure Mississippians have their hard-earned dollars in their own pockets,” said Representative C. Scott Bounds (HD44). “I encourage everyone to check the online listing at www.TreasurerLynnFitch.com to see if the State has money for you. The claims process is simple and easy, especially when you come to the Neshoba County Library to file the paperwork.”
Unclaimed property specialists from the Treasurer’s office will be available:
Thursday, August 9, 2018
3:00 to 6:00 pm
Neshoba County Library
230 West Beacon Street, Philadelphia
Staff will be available 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.