Compensation Payment Programs

There is no fee to apply for compensation from the Claims Conference. You do not need to pay anyone for application forms and you are not required to obtain assistance in completing and/or submitting application forms. If you need assistance to apply, you may contact your local Claims Conference or Liaison office – without any fee.

The Claims Conference administers direct payment programs to certain eligible victims of Nazi persecution in accordance with German government guidelines pertaining to persecution experience and current residence.

To find out which program you may eligible for, select your current location below and learn about payment programs in your area.

Where do you live now?

Eastern Europe, Baltics

Payment programs in your region:

  • Central and Eastern European Fund: a pension for people who were interned in a concentration camp or ghetto, performed forced labor, or lived in hiding or under false identity

North America, Israel, Western Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, Asia

Payment programs in your region:

  • Article 2 Fund: a pension for people who were interned in a concentration camp or ghetto, performed forced labor, or lived in hiding or under false identity.
  • Hardship Fund: a one-time payment for people who who fled Nazi invasion or lived under curfew.
  • Payments directly from the German government: pensions and one-time payments for work performed in ghettos. Not administered by the Claims Conference.

Former Soviet Bloc Countries

Payment programs in your region:

  • Central and Eastern European Fund: a pension for people who were interned in a concentration camp or ghetto, performed forced labor, or lived in hiding or under false identities
  • Hardship Fund: a one-time payment for people who fled Nazi invasion or lived under curfew
  • Orphan Fund: a one-time payment for people whose parents were murdered by Nazi forces