The CEEF is administered by the Claims Conference, but is governed by eligibility criteria established by the German government. The Claims Conference encourages people who think that they may have a claim to apply. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility, please contact your local Claims Conference office.
Under this program, eligible applicants receive monthly payments of €580, paid in quarterly installments.
Eligibility under the CEEF Fund is limited to Jewish Nazi victims who were persecuted as Jews and who meet the following eligibility criteria:
* The German government and the Claims Conference have agreed that applications from Holocaust survivors who were in a concentration camp or a camp or labor battalion recognized by the German Ministry of Finance (see above), for a period of time less than 3 months, and do not receive an ongoing pension from the BEG, German Länderhärtefonds, Berlin PRVG, Austrian OpferfürsorgG, Israeli Ministry of Finance, Article 2 Fund or the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF), will be submitted by the Claims Conference for review by the Ministry of Finance to see whether those cases are cases of special hardship. Such survivors should contact the Claims Conference.
The Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) is for persons who currently reside in any of the former communist-bloc countries of Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union.
Important Note: All applicants are urged to check the Claims Conference website regularly as amendments to the criteria and clarifications are posted as they become available.