Nov. 29 event set to help people find unclaimed money

One in ten people in Mississippi has unclaimed money waiting for them.  DeSoto County is working with the State Treasurer’s Office to help you claim that money.

State Treasurer’s office staff members will be in DeSoto County and Tate County on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Staff will be available to help people search the state’s unclaimed money list and begin the claims process.   

Residents can go to either location. 

  • Tate County: 2-4 p.m. at the Justice Court Building, 103 Preston McKay Drive in Senatobia.
  • DeSoto County: 5-7 p.m. at the County Administration Building, 365 Losher Street in Hernando.

Individuals are encouraged to check the Mississippi Unclaimed database online

Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following items to help expedite the claims process:

  • Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.) 
  • Your Social Security Card (or an official document containing the SSN) 
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.) 
  • If your name has changed, bring proof of change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.) 
  • If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death. 

Unclaimed money comes from accounts that are either inactive or whose owners and heirs have not been located. The unclaimed funds could include anything from lost savings accounts and matured savings bonds, to life insurance policies, uncashed dividend checks, utility security deposits, and tax refunds. 

People who are not able to attend the events on Nov. 29 can file online

Bob Bakken

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