This fund is open to Jewish Nazi victims who were persecuted as Jews and were born January 1, 1928 or later AND who suffered one of the following types of persecution:
(I) Were in a concentration camp; or
(II) Were in a ghetto (or similar place of incarceration in accordance with the German Slave Labor Program); or
(III) Were in hiding or living under false identity/illegality for a period of at least 6 months in Nazi-occupied or Axis countries; or
(IV) Were a fetus during time that their mother suffered persecution as described above.
Eligible applicants are entitled to a one-time payment of euro 2,500.
This is the date agreed to by the German government in negotiations with the Claims Conference. 1928 is the year child survivor organizations use to define themselves.
No, applications can only be submitted by survivors.
If the child survivor applied, is eligible, and subsequently dies, the surviving spouse is entitled to payment. If there is no surviving spouse, the child(ren) of the eligible child survivor is entitled to the payment.
The Child Survivor Fund issues a one-time payment that is in addition to any other compensation payments you may receive.
Previous payment from the Claims Conference is not a guarantee that you will be eligible for this program.
Please do not use a form sent to anyone other than you. Doing so will only lead to delays in the processing of your claim. Information on the form is particular to you and using another person’s form will cause delay in the processing of both.
The application can be signed by an authorized representative or a Power of Attorney holder. Along with the application form, please submit the following:
No, application forms are free. There is no cost to apply.
We can refer you to a local social service agency that can help you. You may also find a local social service agency on our website.
Yes, there will be an independent appeals process. If you receive a rejection letter, it will include the contact information and required timeframe for the independent appeals authority.
Currently, there is no deadline. However, one may be imposed at a later date.
Contact us to request a form.
For current residents of Israel
P.O. Box 29254
Tel Aviv, 6129201
For current residents of Europe
Postfach 90 05 68
For current residents of the former Soviet Union
Postfach 90 05 68
For current residents of all countries EXCEPT Israel and Europe
PO Box 1215
New York, NY 10113
We have received thousands of Child Survivor Fund applications and the processing of these applications will take significant time. You should receive an acknowledgement letter within eight (8) weeks of submitting your application form. If you have not received an acknowledgement letter within 8 weeks, please contact the Claims Conference.