Fiduciary Trust Officer: Horton Agency
Call: 1-800-961-6109 toll free
Mail: Indian Trust Settlement, P.O. Box 9577, Dublin, OH 43017-4877
The following is from the Cobell v. Salazar Class Action Website
Important Update: We have received many questions regarding when the Trust Administration checks will be mailed. The Special Master, the Honorable Richard Levie (ret.), is in the process of considering requests for reconsideration by those individuals whose claims for participation in the Trust Administration class were denied. We anticipate that process will be completed by the second week of December, 2013. Checks may then be mailed to class members upon court approval. It is our expectation that those checks will be mailed before the end of the year.
TRUST ADMINISTRATION CLASS PAYMENTS
EXPECTED IN EARLY 2014
Important Update: Trust Administration Class payments are expected to be mailed in early 2014.
The Settlement Agreement approved by Congress and the Courts requires identification of all Trust Administration Class Members and calculation of their respective pro rata shares before the Claims Administrator for the Cobell Settlement, can mail Trust Administration Class payments. That work is ongoing and is nearly complete.
After the membership of the Trust Administration Class is finalized, it will take approximately a month to complete the calculations for the over 500,000 Trust Administration Class Members. Once the Claims Administrator receives those calculations and the Court approves the Second Stage Distribution, the Claims Administrator will quickly prepare and commence distribution within three weeks.
Thus, if the class membership is finally determined in December, the payments can then be made in the first quarter of 2014 barring any unexpected issues. Please be assured that all parties are doing everything possible to issue the Trust Administration payments as soon as possible. Any questions can be directed to the below:
Indian Trust Settlement
P.O. Box 9577
Dublin, OH 43017-4877
By Phone: 800-961-6109
By Email: Info@IndianTrust.com
Some people are offering to make loans or do other business with Class Members who will receive payments from the Settlement. The Plaintiffs in Cobell v. Salazar have NOT authorized or endorsed any such activity. Please be careful about releasing your bank account numbers or other confidential information to others.
Additionally, please note if you are a Class Member you do not have to pay any money to the Indian Trust Settlement under any circumstances in order to receive your benefits. If someone asks you for some kind of payment and claims to be from the Indian Trust Settlement please do not send any money.
If you have any questions, please call the Garden City Group's toll-free number listed above.