As a result of decisions of the Claims Conference in 2009 and 2010, the Goodwill Fund Guidelines now contain the following provisions:
(A) If an application is made after March 31, 2004 which otherwise would have been eligible under the Guidelines and which meets either of the following:
(a) Was submitted by an original owner of the property or spouse of the original owner; or
(b) Was submitted by a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of the original owner who can prove, through medical documentation that they were, for medical reasons, unable to file an application in the period immediately before the deadline of March 31, 2004;
it can be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for inclusion in the Goodwill Fund.
(B) In the event that it can be proven through medical documentation that the original owner or the spouse, child, grandchild or great grandchild of the original owner (“Deceased Potential Applicant”) was, for medical reasons, unable to file an application in the period immediately before the deadline of March 31, 2004 and said Deceased Potential Applicant died, the Claims Conference will review an application from the child, grandchild or great-grandchild of the Deceased Potential Applicant, or the spouse thereof. In all events, the Claims Conference shall not review applications from people who although being a direct descendant of the original owner, are more distant than the great-grandchild of the original owner.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: The Claims Conference announces that applications to be reviewed for inclusion in the Goodwill Fund on the basis of the above two provisions must be submitted to the Claims Conference no later than 31 December 2011.
November 3, 2010