Anyone who is alive and has been approved for a Hardship Fund Payment OR received a one-time payment from the BEG and does not receive a pension as compensation for persecution during the Holocaust.
You are not eligible for the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment if you receive a pension as compensation for Nazi persecution. You are eligible if you received a one-time payment from the BEG, even if this payment was over 5,000 DM.
Yes, you must submit an application form to be eligible for this payment. The Claims Conference mailed personalized pre-populated application forms to potentially eligible survivors. 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. https://www.claimscon.org/about/contact-us/
Applications can be sent by mail, fax, and email. We strongly encourage using email to submit your application form.
Please send your applications to one of the following fax numbers and emails:
The fund will pay eligible claimants three supplemental payments, each in the amount of €1,200 for a total of €3,600. There will be three installments, the first at the end of 2020 or in early 2021, the second will be paid in 2022, and the third starting April 2023.
To be eligible for the first two installments, an application form must have been submitted prior to December 31, 2022. Those who did not previously apply, must submit an application prior to December 31, 2023 to be eligible for the one-time payment of €1,200 made in 2023.
Please submit a written and signed address change request to the Claims Conference office nearest to you. https://www.claimscon.org/about/contact-us/
Yes, you need to mail us a copy of the following:
Your application will explicitly state the certification requirements. If you have any questions about your specific application after receiving it please contact us:
No, the Supplemental Payment can only be paid to eligible survivors.
Yes, if the survivor applied and is found eligible but passes away before the payment could be made, the surviving spouse may be entitled. If there is no surviving spouse, children may be eligible. No other heirs are eligible. Surviving spouses and children should contact the Claims Conference.
Yes. The application deadline to receive the first two installments was December 31, 2022.
Those who missed the December 31, 2022 deadline may still apply in 2023 in order to receive the third installment of the payment (€1,200). New applications for the third installment must be received by December 31, 2023.
No, we are not able to send checks, you must have a bank account opened in your name.
Yes, payment will be wired to your bank account. Please fill out the bank details in the personalized application. For survivors residing in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, the application form will specify the payment methods available.
Starting in mid-February of 2023, we will notify eligible survivors who are required to provide proof of life in order to receive the next installment of Hardship Fund Supplemental payments.
You do not need a lawyer to apply for the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment.
There is no fee to apply for the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment.
Please fill out the Universal Application Form found on our website, https://www.claimscon.org/what-we-do/compensation/apply-for-compensation/, and we will notify you if you are eligible for the Hardship Fund and the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment.
Anyone who received the first two installments of the Hardship Fund Supplemental payment and has not started receiving a pension from the Article 2, CEE, or RSP Fund.
However, recipients of the first two installments must complete the proof of life requirement prior to receiving the third payment. We will be contacting eligible survivors to explain how to fulfill this requirement.
Yes, proof of life will need to be provided. We will be contacting eligible survivors to explain how to fulfill this requirement.
The third installment of the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment will be €1,200.
Please submit a written and signed address change request to the Claims Conference office nearest to you.
We will attempt to wire the funds to the bank account that we have on file. If you did not inform us of the change in your bank details, please let us know immediately. We require a written and signed notification on the bank details change.
No, in this scenario, heirs are not eligible to receive the third installment.
If you are approved for the RSP payment, you will only be eligible for the first Hardship Fund Supplemental payment. If the second or third installment were made prior to approval for the RSP pension, we will deduct the Hardship Fund Supplemental payment from RSP pension payments.
Please be assured that we are working diligently towards fully processing all pending cases. Once approved, you will receive all installments you are eligible for.
You can check if your application is being processed at https://applicationtracker.claimscon.org
If you think that you are eligible, please contact us as soon as possible at the Claims Conference office nearest to you. Please note that there is a deadline for first time applicants who wish to receive the 2023 installment of the Hardship Fund Supplemental payment of December 31, 2023.
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To be eligible for the first two installments, applications had to be postdated December 31, 2022.
First time applicants have until December 31, 2023 to apply for the third installment.
Unfortunately, the Claims Conference is not able to send checks. We will wire transfer the funds to the same bank account we used for the first installments of the Hardship Fund Supplemental Payment.
We will start making the third installment to those who have met the proof of life requirement starting April 2023.