Hardship Fund: Appeals

The Claims Conference has an independent review office to evaluate applications to the Hardship Fund that are not approved. Appeals may be filed one year from the date that a claim is denied. Please contact:

Independent Review Office for
Hardship Fund
Gräfstrasse 97
60487 Frankfurt


E-mail: Boris.Gutelmacher@claimscon.org

Click here for full appeals guidelines [PDF format].

Independent Review Authority Appointed

The Claims Conference has appointed Judge Mirjam Porat of Israel as its Independent Review Authority for the Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund and the Central and Eastern European Fund. Judge Porat reviews all appeals of negative decisions on claims to the three programs.

Judge Porat was born in Berlin and came to Palestine in 1939. She worked as legal advisor at a number of banks and then served as a Judge of the District Court of Tel Aviv. She has also served as chairperson of a number of government-appointed committees.

Updated January 1, 2013