The Hardship Fund 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 a one-time payment of 2,556.46 EUR.
Eligibility under the Hardship Fund is limited to Jewish Nazi victims who were persecuted as Jews and who meet the following eligibility criteria:
If you receive/d payment from one of the following programs, you are NOT eligible for a Hardship Fund payment:
Important note: As part of the global agreements reached between the Federal Republic of Germany and 11 separate Western European governments, the German government made payments to those Western European governments as compensation for Nazi-era wrongs suffered by its citizens. Some of these Western European governments made payments to certain Nazi victims with these funds. Recipients of such compensation payments may be ineligible for a Hardship Fund payment. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility and your previous compensation, please contact us.
Important note: The German Government has recently restated that Jewish Nazi victims cannot receive a Hardship Fund payment if they were part of an organized evacuation. However, the German Government clarified that this restriction only applies to claimants who were the subject of an evacuation order. If you were part of an organized evacuation and were under 18 years of age at the time of evacuation and have not received any payment from the German Government, you may be eligible for a payment from the Hardship Fund.
For information on appeals, please see: https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/appeals/
The Hardship Fund is now open to residents of all Eastern European countries, including the Baltic States. Current residents of the former Soviet Union (other than the Baltics), please see https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/hardship/hardship-fund-expands-to-former-soviet-union/ for information about eligibility and applications.
NONE OF THE CURRENT HARDSHIP FUND FORMS ARE ACCEPTABLE FOR THE NEW FUND. FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEW FUND, PLEASE SEE: https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/hardship/hardship-fund-expands-to-former-soviet-union/. THERE IS NO FEE TO APPLY OR TO OBTAIN A FORM. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY TO GET A MOSCOW RED CROSS VERIFICATION PRIOR TO APPLYING AND SUCH VERIFICATION WILL NOT ASSIST YOUR CLAIM.
ВАЖНО: HARDSHIP FUND ТЕПЕРЬ ОТКРЫТ ДЛЯ БЫВШЕГО СОВЕТСКОГО СОЮЗА
Hardship Fund теперь открыт для жителей всех стран Восточной Европы, включая страны Балтии. Жители стран бывшего Советского Союза (кроме стран Балтии), должны перейти по ссылке https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/hardship/hardship-fund-expands-to-former-soviet-union/ для получения информации о критериях и анкетах.
НИ ОДИН ИЗ ПРЕДЫДУЩИХ БЛАНКОВ ЗАЯВЛЕНИЙ HARDSHIP FUND НЕ ЯВЛЯЕТСЯ ПОДХОДЯЩИМ ДЛЯ НОВОГО ФОНДА. ДЛЯ ИНФОРМАЦИИ О НОВОМ ФОНДЕ ПЕРЕЙДИТЕ, ПОЖАЛУЙСТА, ПО ССЫЛКЕ: https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/background/hardship/hardship-fund-expands-to-former-soviet-union/. ПЛАТА ЗА ПОЛУЧЕНИЕ БЛАНКА ЗАЯВЛЕНИЯ ИЛИ ЗА ПОДАЧУ ХОДАТАЙСТВА НЕ ВЗИМАЕТСЯ. ВАМ НЕ НУЖНО ПЛАТИТЬ ЗА СПРАВКУ МОСКОВСКОГО КРАСНОГО КРЕСТА ДО ПОДАЧИ ЗАЯВЛЕНИЯ, ТАКАЯ СПРАВКА НЕ ПОМОЖЕТ ВАШЕМУ ХОДАТАЙСТВУ.