BEG Pension Widow Benefit

The Claims Conference wishes to inform you that following successful negotiations with the German government, on 31 March 2021, the German government issued guidelines stating that some widowers or widows of a Jewish Nazi victims who were receiving pension directly from the German government (e.g. BEG) might be eligible for transitional payments (also known as spouse payments).

To be eligible the widowers or widows of the Jewish Nazi victim must have been married to the victim at the time of his/her death. The widowers or widows may apply if the victim died after January 1st 2020, and the widow/er fulfils the other technical requirements.

If found eligible, the widowers or widows will be eligible for up to 9 monthly payments.

To receive payments the eligible widowers or widows must submit an application.

The application should be submitted to:

Bundesamt für zentrale Dienste und offene Vermögensfragen (BADV)
11055 Berlin, Germany.

Further information can be accessed using the following hotline: +49 (0)30 187030 1324.

Please note, the Claims Conference is not involved in the implementation, administration or application processing of these payments. Claimants must contact the office in Germany directly for help or more information.