Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST)

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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 May 31, 2014, there were 62,335 WAU accounts. The combined monetary value of those accounts was $96.5 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!
What year did the American Indians Record Repository (AIRR) open?
a)    1997
b)    2002
c)    2004

Find the answer on the records management 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 Cobellsettlement 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
        Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        Mail: Indian Trust Settlement, P.O. Box 9577, Dublin, OH 43017-4877

Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (click here)
The DOI has mailed purchase offers to consolidate ownership of highly fractionated trust lands to landowners on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud reservations. If you own fractionated land on these reservations, you may have received an offer. Purchase offers are only valid for a limited time (until July 21 for Pine Ridge and until August 4 for Rosebud), so please call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 888-678-6836 or visit if you have questions about your offer. Call the Trust Beneficiary Call Center at 888-678-6836 to register with the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations as a willing seller. Learn more and find out how to participate here.