Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment

Zina and her husband Isaak have received compensation from the Claims Conference for their persecution as Jews during the Holocaust. Zina received a payment from the Hardship Fund, while Isaak receives a monthly pension from the Article 2 Fund.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
About the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment

Additional FAQs About the Current Payment

The Hardship Fund Supplemental payment (HFS) is open as of December 1, 2020. The Claims Conference mailed personalized pre-populated application forms to potentially eligible survivors.

The Hardship Fund Supplemental payment is open to Jewish Nazi Victims who have previously been approved for a Hardship Fund Payment, OR received a one-time payment from the BEG AND do not receive a pension as compensation for persecution during the Holocaust.

Eligible survivors who submitted an application form prior to the deadline of December 31, 2022 are receiving the first two tranches of the payment totaling €2,400.

In 2022, the Claims Conference reached an agreement with the German government that an additional payment of €1,200 will be made in 2023.

Those who have applied to the Hardship Fund Supplemental payment prior to 2023, do not need to fill out a new application form. However, eligible survivors will receive a notification from the Claims Conference and may be required to provide updated proof of life in order to receive the additional installment of €1,200.

Those who never applied to the Hardship Fund Supplemental payment must submit an application form prior to December 31, 2023 in order to receive this year’s installment of €1,200. Those who did not apply prior to the December 31, 2022 deadline are not eligible for the first two installments totaling €2,400.

If you think you are eligible and did NOT receive an application form in the mail, please contact us at the Claims Conference office nearest you.

Applications must be submitted by survivors, not heirs. However, if an eligible survivor passes away after an application form is received and registered by the Claims Conference, the surviving spouse may be entitled to payment. If there is no surviving spouse, the (child)ren of the eligible survivor may be entitled. No other heirs are eligible. Surviving spouses and children should contact the Claims Conference. Please contact us:

Via Phone:

  • 1-646-536-9100 (United States)
  • +972-(3)-519-4400 (Tel Aviv from outside Israel)
  • 03-519-4400 (Tel Aviv from within Israel)
  • +49 69 970 7010 (Frankfurt)

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