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Posted on: November 14, 2022

DeSoto County Event to Help People Find Unclaimed Money

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DESOTO COUNTY, MS - 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.

Staff from the State Treasurer’s office will be in DeSoto County and Tate County on Tuesday, November 29, 2022.  Staff will be available to help people search the state’s unclaimed money list and begin the claims process.  

DeSoto County and Tate County residents can go to either location. The hours are listed below:

  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tate County: Justice Court Building, 103 Preston McKay Drive, Senatobia, MS 38668
  • 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
  • DeSoto County: Administration Building, 365 Losher Street, Hernando, MS 38632 

 Individuals are encouraged to check the Mississippi Unclaimed database online.  “I just searched and found that my daddy has unclaimed money,” said Supervisor Michael Lee. “I would never have known if it weren’t for this website.”

 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.  “I was surprised to learn I have some unclaimed money,” said Supervisor Mark Gardner.

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

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