Whereabouts Unknown: Help Locate Your Record
At this time there are over 30,000 accounts where the Government’s records do not reflect the current contact information of the owner. During the first distribution, eligible payments were deposited directly into a class member’s IIM Account. If you believe you or a family member may hold a Whereabouts Unknown account, please help identify the owner and their current address so that future payments may be made directly to the account holder.
The Garden City Group, the claims administrator for the Cobell Settlement, has recently learned that individuals representing themselves to be associated with the Cobell Settlement have contacted one or more class members and sought to obtain bank account information. Please be advised that these individuals are not acting on behalf of the Cobell Settlement. No one associated with the Cobell Settlement will ever request that you provide information regarding your personal bank account. Therefore, please be careful about releasing your bank account numbers to others.
If you receive a call requesting such information or if you are concerned about a call you receive, please write down the phone number and contact the Garden City Group at 1-800-961-6109 or David Smith and Bill Dorris, Class Counsel, at 1-866-383-6554.
TRUST ADMINISTRATION CLASS PAYMENTS EXPECTED IN 2014
Important Update: Trust Administration Class payments are expected to be mailed in 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.
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