Direct compensation payments are made from the Central and Eastern European Fund (CEEF) and from the Holocaust Victim Compensation Fund (HVCF). Beginning in January 2013, CEEF payments increased to €300 per month from €260 due to Claims Conference negotiations with the German government, and are now €336. The Claims Conference negotiates on an ongoing basis with the German government to include additional Nazi victims in compensation programs, increase payments, and provide increased funds for social services.
Due to a financial crisis earlier in the decade, the Croatian health insurance system has reduced healthcare benefits, which has severely affected the elderly. The Claims Conference supports the Jewish Community of Zagreb, which provides health and medical services for elderly Nazi victims throughout the country who are not covered by health insurance.
Claims Conference funding is largely used to provide homecare, hot meals and food for homebound Nazi victims and to reimburse the cost of medicines and specialty medical treatments that pensioners cannot afford. The community also provides case management, medical supplies, dental assistance and devices and equipment, housing-related assistance, and transportation to Nazi victims residing in their own homes.
In addition, the Claims Conference supports a Café Europa program operated by the Association of Holocaust Survivors in Croatia, an organization established in 2001 that offers educational and cultural services to Nazi victims residing in Croatia.
In 2001, the Claims Conference also provided funding through the Spanish Government contribution to the Nazi Persecutee Relief Fund toward the financial support of Bosnian Sephardic Nazi victims residing at the Dom Lavoslav Svarc old-age home in Zagreb who were displaced during the 1990s by the Yugoslav wars.