Our mission: to honor our trust responsibilities by incorporating a beneficiary focus and participation while providing superior stewardship of trust assets.

For immediate assistance: OST Trust Beneficiary Call Center 1-888-678-6836

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Many of the services to beneficiaries are provided under the direction of OST's Field Operations. If you are a beneficiary, this is a great place to start!
Do I have an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) Account?
Check with the Trust Beneficiary Call Center to determine if there is an Individual Indian Monies (IIM) account in your name.
OST is seeking current addresses for Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. All Whereabouts Unknown (WAU) accounts have either interests in lands and/or funds to be disbursed to rightful owners.
Established by the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-412), OST was created to improve the accountability and management of Indian funds held in trust by the federal government.
The Indian trust consists of 55 million surface acres and 57 million acres of subsurface minerals estates held in trust by the United States for American Indians, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives. Over 11 million acres belong to individual Indians and nearly 44 million acres are held in trust for Indian tribes.
The Secretary of the Interior's trust principles were first issued by Secretary Babbitt in April 2000 with Secretarial Order 3215. They were eventually incorporated into the Departmental Manual.
OST manages Indian beneficiaries' financial assets and is responsible for coordinating reform efforts to improve trust asset management and beneficiary services throughout Interior. OST is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with financial management and other functions administered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and by staff located throughout Indian country.
OST's Office of Trust Records (OTR) was established in 1999 to develop and implement a program for the economical and efficient management of trust records in compliance with the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994 and the Federal Records Act.
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On June 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Indian Trust Asset Reform Act ("ITARA"), Pub. L. 114-178.
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OST, along with a number of tribes and consortiums, are developing a new methodology and approach using 21st Century technology to re-engineer the annual Tribal Trust evaluation process.
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