Jackson, MS. This Thursday, July 11, staff from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s office will be available at the Lyman Community Center in Gulfport to help area residents search the State’s unclaimed property list and file claims for their funds.
“We had a great event with Representative Willis in Diamondhead just two weeks ago,” said Treasurer Lynn Fitch. “And when we were in Jackson County last Spring, we returned over $353,000. Altogether, we have been able to distribute nearly $98 million in unclaimed property since I took office in 2012. That’s a tremendous economic stimulus to the Coast and State economy.”
Unclaimed property specialists from the Treasurer’s office will be available:
Thursday, July 11, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lyman Community Center
13472 U.S. Highway 49, Gulfport
“Money that belongs to residents and businesses of Mississippi is at the State Treasury Department waiting to be claimed,” said Representative Patricia Willis (R-Diamondhead). “I want to help the people of District 95 find out if some of it belongs to them! This event will be a convenient way to start the process for claiming your funds and I encourage local residents to come to the Lyman Community Center on Thursday and search for your lost treasure.”
“Every dollar of unclaimed property we return has the potential to change a life,” said Representative Greg Haney (R-Gulfport). “It can be the difference between a family paying the bills on time or throwing money away on late fees. It can even be the difference between a business expanding or laying off employees. The State is just a custodian for this money and I want to help the people of Harrison County get their fair share.”
Staff will be available to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list and begin the claims process. 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.