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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 March 31, 2014, there were 61,498 WAU accounts. The combined monetary value of those accounts was $96.6 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.

OST Mini-Quiz!

Approximately how many Individual Indian Money account holders have signed up for direct deposit of their funds?
  1. 5,000
  2. 17,000
  3. 38,000
Find the answer on the direct deposit page.


  • 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.

        Call: 1-800-961-6109 toll free
        Mail: Indian Trust Settlement, P.O. Box 9577, Dublin, OH 43017-4877

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

The Interior Department has mailed purchase offers to consolidate ownership of highly fractionated trust lands to landowners with interest on the Pine Ridge and Makah Reservations. If you own fractionated land on these reservations, you may have received an offer. Purchase offers are only valid 45 days from the date on your offer packet, so call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 888-678-6836 or visit here if you have questions about your offer.

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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;