Claims Conference secures additional payments for Holocaust survivors
Nearly $100 Million in Additional Payments to be Made Over 10 Years
In its annual negotiations today with the German government, the Claims Conference obtained eligibility for monthly pension payments for an estimated additional 1,500 Holocaust survivors and secured increases in the amounts of payments to survivors in Eastern Europe. Today’s negotiations will result in nearly $100 million in additional compensation payments over the next decade.
Western European Victims
Eligibility criteria for these Western European victims and for the Article 2 Fund is at www.claimscon.org
CEEF Payment Increase
When the Article 2 Fund was established, the German government agreed to pay only 25,000 Holocaust survivors. Due to Claims Conference annual negotiations with the Ministry of Finance to liberalize eligibility criteria, including the recognition of incarceration in additional camps and work battalions, more than 96,000 survivors have been approved to date for monthly pension payments from Article 2 and CEEF.