Additional Compensation Programs Available to Holocaust Survivors
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Additional Compensation Programs Available to Holocaust Survivors

Serbian Compensation Program, administered by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Serbia (SAVEZ)

Direct cash payments to Holocaust survivors, whether they currently live in Serbia or abroad, but who lived in Serbia at the time of the Holocaust. Eligibility is not based on income.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2018.

For application information, please refer to wjro.org.il/our-work/serbian-assistance-program

Contact information:

Danijela Danon, Secretary General, SAVEZ: Phone: +381 11 2910 363 or +381 11 2621 837

Email: office@savezjos.org

Austrian Social Welfare Benefits: Pflegegeld (Supplemental Nursing Care Allowance)

Increase to the monthly pension payment from Austria, either regular Social Security Pensions or Pensions from the Austrian Victims Relief Act (“Opferfuersorge”).  Must be an Austrian Jewish Nazi victim (currently residing either inside or outside Austria) who receives an Austrian pension; amount of payment depends on level of disability. Eligibility is not based on income. No deadline to apply.

Contact information:

Pensions and Pflegegeld/Nursing Care: Austrian embassy or consulate nearest you or the authority below:

Phone: +43-503-03

pva@pensionsversicherung.at

Austrian Holocaust Survivor Emergency Assistance Program (AHSEAP)

AHSEAP provides short-term financial assistance to vulnerable Jewish Austrian Nazi victims living outside of Austria.

Jewish Austrian victims of Nazi persecution (including those who fled Austria after March 1938) may request grants to pay for current medical, dental, housing, or other emergency expenses, up to certain limits.  Spouses of deceased Austrian Nazi victims are eligible for this program; other heirs are ineligible.

Individuals residing in New York  should contact Selfhelp Community Services in order to apply. Outside of New York, applicants should contact their local Jewish Family Service Agency or contact Selfhelp for a referral to a participating agency.

Contact information:

Selfhelp Community Services

Phone: (212) 971-7795

Hspoutreach@selfhelp.net

www.selfhelp.net  “Contact Us” tab

Benefits for Holocaust Survivors of Polish Origin

Monthly payments of about PLN 400 (approximately $120) from the Polish government.  Applies to certain categories of Holocaust survivors who were Polish citizens at the time of the Holocaust. Eligibility is not based
on income.

No deadline to apply.

For application information, please refer to wjro.org.il/polish-benefits

Contact information:
Polish Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression (UDSKIOR)

Phone: +(48) 22-661-86-89 or +(48) 22-661-81-29

Email: info@udskior.gov.pl

Romanian Survivor Relief Program

Provides emergency financial assistance to Jewish victims of Nazi persecution of Romanian origin who are financially vulnerable and currently live outside of Romania and Israel.  Applicants must meet annual income and asset limits.  This program is funded by the Caritatea Foundation, a foundation created by the Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania and the World Jewish Restitution Organization, with proceeds from restituted Jewish communal property.  The application period is expected to open in the late spring of 2018 and

run through the fall of 2018.

Contact information:

Claims Conference

Phone: (646) 536-9100

romaniafund@claimscon.org

Benefits Available to Holocaust Survivors under the Czech Republic Social Security Administration

Under the Czech Republic’s pension insurance system, people born in the Czech Republic who were persecuted on a racial and religious basis during World War II, including victims of Nazi persecution, might be eligible to receive either an additional allowance to an existing pension or, if not receiving a pension, a lump sum payment from the Czech government. In some cases, orphans and heirs may be able to receive payment. Eligibility is not based on income.
No deadline to apply.

Please refer to www.claimscon.org/czech for further information and to access forms to download from the Czech Social Security Administration (CSSZ) website.

Please note:  Holocaust survivors who were born in the area that is currently the Slovak Republic and the Sub-Carpathian region are not eligible for the return of Czech citizenship.

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