NYLAG Clients Stand to Benefit from Liberalized Ghetto Pension Law
Following a June decision by German Federal Social Court, tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors previously rejected for “Ghetto Pension” payments will have their cases automatically reconsidered under newly liberalized and standardized guidelines. The Ghetto Pension Law, enacted in 2002, grants pensions for “voluntary” and “remunerated” work in ghettos located in territories occupied or annexed by the Nazis. Under the former version of the law, approximately 90 percent of applicants were denied, leaving many NLYAG clients with pending appeals. NYLAG’s Holocaust Compensation Assistance Project looks forward to providing these clients with any assistance they need as their cases are reviewed.