Heirs

Payments to Legal Successors

One-time and ongoing assistance from the Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund, CEE Fund, Child Survivor Fund and Orphan Fund are not transferable and not inheritable. Applicants must be alive when applications to the fund are received. Heirs are not entitled to apply for payments in the Hardship Fund, Article 2 Fund, CEE Fund, Child Survivor Fund or Orphan Fund.

If the eligible applicant dies before receiving a payment from one of the aforementioned funds, in certain circumstances, legal successors who contact the Claims Conference in a timely manner as set forth below may be entitled to receive a payment.

Legal successors of a deceased claimant must contact the Claims Conference within two years of the last written correspondence from the Claims Conference to the claimant in order to be entitled to any payments. After two years, the right of the successor to receive any payment lapses.

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.

Heirs of Applicants to One-Time Payment Programs

In the event that an applicant to the Hardship Fund or the Orphan Fund passes away after the application is submitted and the application would have ultimately been approved, the legal successor(s) who 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).

In the event that an applicant to the Child Survivor Fund passes away after the application is submitted and the application would have ultimately been approved, the legal successor(s) who contact the Claims Conference within the appropriate time period and complete the appropriate documentation are entitled to the appropriate portion of Euro 2500 (the Child Survivor Fund payment)

Heirs of Applicants to the Article 2 Fund or CEE Fund

In the event that the application for a payment from the Article 2 or CEE Funds was approved before the applicant died but payment had not yet commenced, the spouse of the applicant or, if he/she is already deceased, the children of the deceased applicant may be entitled to receive the payment due to the applicant at the date of his/her death (if the legal successor informs the Claims Conference within the appropriate time period and completes the appropriate documentation).

In the event that the applicant was alive when the application was submitted but had already died by the time that the ongoing payment was approved, the spouse of the deceased applicant or, if he/she is already deceased, the children of the deceased may under certain conditions obtain a payment of up to Euro 2556.56 for an Article 2 Fund or CEE Fund applicant. The amount of the payment is calculated by multiplying the applicable monthly pension payment by the number of months between the date the application was submitted and the date of the death of the applicant – less three months.