BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS (BIA) INDIVIDUAL INDIAN MONIES (IIM) ASSESSMENTS
The Social Services Office shall conduct case management of supervised IIM accounts. Assessments and distributions are not approved by the MCN Social Services Department. We are responsible for preparing the assessments and distributions then forwarding them to the Regional BIA Office for approval. Checks are not processed in our office. The Social Services Director, Secretary of Community & Human Services, and the Principal Chief cannot waive any decision that is made by the BIA.
CIRCUMSTANCES FOR BIA TO RESTRICT AN IIM ACCOUNT:
Protective Services – those services necessary to protect an Indian who is the victim of an alleged or substantiated incident of abuse, neglect or exploitation or who is under the supervision of the Bureau in regard to the use and distribution of funds in his or her IIM account (25 CFR §115 Subpart C & 25 CFR §20 Subpart D).
- Court order identifying the account holder as non-compos mentis.
- Determines through an administrative process that the account holder is an adult in need of assistance.
- Receives information from another federal agency that the account holder is under a legal disability and the agency has appointed a representative payee.
SHOULD YOU KNOW AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS A VICTIM OF AN ALLEGED OR SUBSTANTIATED INCIDENT OF ABUSE, NEGLECT OR EXPLOITATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE MUSCOGEE (CREEK) NATION ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES AT 918-732-7699 OR SOCIAL SERVICES AT 918-549-2445, TOLL FREE 800-482-1979.