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Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST)




Is OST holding money for you?
OST maintains addresses of IIM account owners. Addresses make it possible for OST to keep in touch with account owners, sending them their account statements and their funds.  Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts are those for which OST does not have current address information. As of September 30, 2014, there were 63,339 WAU accounts. The combined monetary value of those accounts was $115.4 million. Search the WAU database of names.

Need help? 1-888-678-6836
For help with account information, to update your account address, or for other account support, call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center, toll free, 1-888-678-6836.

How to Read Your IIM Statement

Visit the How to Read Your IIM Statement page and click on the link of the same name to go to a sample statement with highlighted definitions.

Receive IIM Funds Electronically

Sign up for Direct Deposit      Sign up for a Debit Card

OST Mini-Quiz!

How can you transfer an interest in trust property during your lifetime?
a)    gift deed
b)    negotiated sale
c)    land exchanges
d)    all of the above

Find the answer on the probating trust assets page.

Notices

  • IRS Notice 2102-60 Federal Income Tax Treatment of Per Capita Payments of Certain Settlements

  • The Trust Beneficiary Call Center is continuing to experience a high volume of incoming beneficiary calls about Cobell settlement payments. If you are calling regarding Cobell settlement individual class-action payments, the Trust Beneficiary Call Center does not have this information. Your best source for information is the Garden City Group:

         Garden City Group, Inc.

        Website: www.indiantrust.com
        Call: 1-800-961-6109 toll free
        Email: info@IndianTrust.com 
        Mail: Indian Trust Settlement, P.O. Box 9577, Dublin, OH 43017-4877

Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (click here)

Did you know that as tracts of lands are passed down through generations, they gain more and more individual owners until they become unusable? This growing issue in Indian Country is called fractionation, and you can help alleviate it by participating in the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations. Find out how here.
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Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations - For you, your land, your community. Consolidation makes a difference. Trust Beneficiary Call Center (888) 678-6836; www.doi.gov/buybackprogram

Last Updated: 10/01/2014