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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), are proposing a new information collection.

Abstract: The BIA is seeking approval for an information collection it conducts to provide assistance to individuals who have a supervised Individual Indian Money (IIM) Account under 25 CFR part 115. This information collection allows BIA to carry out trust duties and to manage and administer trusts for the exclusive benefit of Tribal and individual Indian beneficiaries pursuant to Federal law, including the American Indian Trust Fund Management Reform Act of 1994, Public Law 103-412, 108 Stat. 4239, 25 U.S.C. 4001. Upon the request of an adult or other interested party, a BIA Social Services provider may provide an account holder with a social services assessment under 25 CFR 20.404 to evaluate the account holder's circumstances, abilities, and need for assistance in management of his/her financial affairs. The provider conducting the assessment will evaluate the client's unmet needs with the account holder and/or representative, to include the information noted in 25 CFR 115.420. The provider will then complete a plan for the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians (OST) to disburse money (“distribution plan”) for the account holder based on unmet needs, as justified by information in Part 2 of the Social Services Assessment and Evaluation form.