Increased Income Allowance for Holocaust Survivor Pension

On August 15, 2013, I published a post describing benefits available to certain categories of Holocaust survivors to assist them with the cost of long term care.

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (the “Claims Conference”) has now completed additional negotiations which result in two improvements to potential claimants.

First, applicants for the monthly pension may have an annual net income of $25,000.  There are many exclusions from the calculation of income, which are detailed in my earlier post.  Anyone who refrained from applying because she thought her income was too high, but whose income falls within the new threshold is urged to contact the Claims Conference as soon as possible.

Second, Jews who were not interred in camps, but lived in certain “open ghettos” for at least three months are now included in the survivors who may be eligible for benefits.

To learn more about eligibility criteria, or to apply for benefits, go to

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