State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) is hosting representatives from the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office to help area residents claim lost funds at an I-CASH event scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18 at Belleville City Hall (101 S. Illinois St.).
“We want to help people access money they are rightfully owed and may not realize even exists,” Hoffman said. “This event is an opportunity to talk with a member of the Treasurer’s office who can help people search for unclaimed property and walk them through the process to receive it.”
Residents will be able to see if any of the $3.5 billion in unclaimed funds held by the Treasurer belongs to them. By providing proper identification and filling out necessary paperwork in a claim process, original owners and heirs are able to receive their property back at no cost. Unclaimed property can come from old bank accounts, stock dividends, insurance payments, utility deposits and other accounts that have gone dormant for a period of time.
More information on I-CASH is available at icash.illinoistreasurer.gov.
For more information on the July 18 event, contact RepJayHoffman@gmail.com.