One-time and ongoing assistance from the Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund and the CEE Fund are not transferable and not inheritable. Applicants must be alive when applications to the fund are submitted. Heirs are not entitled to apply for payments in the Hardship Fund, HVCF, Article 2 Fund or CEE Fund.
If the eligible applicant dies before receiving a payment from one of the aforementioned funds in certain circumstance legal successors, who contact the Claims Conference in a timely manner, as set forth below, may be entitled to receive a payment.
The legal successor to the eligible applicant is his or her spouse (or common law spouse) and if he or she is deceased, the legal successor is his or her children in equal parts. If one or more of the children do not indicate, by completing the appropriate documentation within the specified time, that he or she wishes to obtain his or her share of the payment, the share of that child shall be distributed among the children that do complete the documentation within the specified time.
In the event that an applicant to the Hardship Fund passes away after the application is submitted and the application would have ultimately been approved, the legal successor(s) that contact the Claims Conference within the appropriate time period and complete the appropriate documentation are entitled to the appropriate portion of Euro 2556. 56 (the Hardship Fund payment).