With great interest, I read an article by Stewart Ain, “Survivors Heirs Now
Cleared For SSI Payments” (Jan. 2).

In my capacity as an executive director of Hebrew Educational Society, my colleagues and I work a great deal with Holocaust survivors and their children. A study by the California
School of Professional Psychology showed that the adult children of Holocaust
survivors obtained significantly higher scores on self-reported measures of
psychopathology than control Jewish participants. 
It is only fair, thanks to Michael and Barbara Urbach Lissner, that now survivors’ heirs could
receive SSI payments.

Executive Director, 
Hebrew Educational Society Manhattan