Updated List of 2005 Undeliverable Phase II Tobacco Settlement Checks Now Available
A new, updated list of 2005 Undeliverable Phase II checks that remain unclaimed was published on the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy's Web site in early February. The Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy (GOAP) is seeing results from the initial posting of the list a month ago, and as part of a continuing effort to locate the rightful recipients of these checks, has now updated the list.
In June 2005, Kentucky sent out over 164,000 checks to certified recipients of the Phase II Tobacco Settlement program. In the past month over 800 checks have been claimed and as of Feb. 1 there were approximately 2,400 checks that had not reached their intended recipients.
The reasons for the undeliverable checks include: no forwarding address left, expired forwarding address, the recipient is deceased, the recipient is not known, or the P.O. Box was closed.
The updated comprehensive list of those whose checks were returned may be found on the GOAP Web site at http://tobaccotrust.ky.gov/phase_ii/.
The list is sorted by the last name within the county in which the farm was registered according to USDA Farm Service Agency. If you should locate your name as a certified recipient, please contact the GOAP call center toll-free at 1-877-549-2537. The representative taking your call will verify some personal information, and then collect the correct mailing address information in order to mail you the check.
In addition to the name of the recipient, the list also contains the claimant ID number, farm number and check number. Please have this information available when speaking to a call center representative.
Citizens are urged to check the list and call quickly because these checks will expire on June 20, 2006.
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