(as of August 30, 2014):
The Department of Interior has provided the data needed for the Trust Administration Class distribution. GCG is currently validating this data. Once the data has been reviewed, Class Counsel will seek the final approval needed from the Court to commence distribution. GCG is prepared to commence sending out checks within three weeks as long as the Court gives final approval for the Trust Administration Class distribution. We will update the website when the first checks have been mailed. (Please note that checks may take 5-7 days to reach Class Members once they have been mailed.)
Upcoming Events in Cobell v. Salazar
A Letter from Class Counsel
Interior Announces First Transfer from Land Buy-Back Program to Cobell Education Fund
Initial transfer of nearly $580,000 will fund scholarship opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students
For information about the Cobell Scholarship Program, how to apply for a scholarship, or to provide comment about disbursement polices for the Cobell Board of Trustees, go to www.collegefund.org/Cobell.
Fraud Alert: Individuals Asking for Bank Account Information
If you receive a call requesting such information or 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.
Heirs to Estates: Documents Needed
- A state or tribal probate order identifying the heirs to the estate;
- Documentation showing the appointment of an Executor, Administrator, or Personal Representative of the Estate;
- A last will and testament that has been approved through a probate order;
- A valid small estate document from an approved state;
- A federal probate order that directs distribution of trust funds or trust lands.
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|Scholarship Fund Information||Affidavit of Small Estate||Land Buy Back Program|
|The settlement authorizes over $60 million dollars in scholarships for Indian students. Get the Facts and learn how you may benefit.||To allow for expedited payments to estate heirs the Special Master has approved small estate affidavits. The rules differ from state to state. Find out more here.||Part of the Settlement will be used for purchase of fractionated land interests. For more information on the Department of the Interior's Land Buy Back, click here.|