Despite recent successes in liberalizing certain criteria, open issues remain, and the Claims Conference continues to fight for inclusion in the Article 2 and CEE Funds of Holocaust survivors who:
In addition, the Claims Conference is pressing the issue of establishing a Hardship Fund for residents of the countries of Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union that do not belong to the European Union and are therefore not eligible for payments from the Hardship Fund or the Holocaust Victim Compensation Fund.
Further, the Claims Conference is pressing the issue of recognition for child survivors. A working group will be established to examine this issue.
The Claims Conference also continues to negotiate a series of other administrative issues, including ones relating to these programs.