Holocaust Survivor Support
JFS provides a broad range of support services for over 200 local Holocaust survivors and their families to assist in maintaining their financial, emotional, and physical well-being.
- Reparations claims assistance and up-to-date
- Claims Conference information
- Emergency services and financial assistance
- Case management and emotional support
- Home visits and homemaker assistance
- Wellness services and greater access to medical care
As of November 2012 the “special” pensions currently being paid to survivors age 75 or older who were in a ghetto for 3 to 11 months can be paid to any eligible survivor who lived under these conditions, regardless of current age. The Claims Conference also succeeded in increasing the amount of these pensions to $381 per month as of January 2013.
In order to qualify for an “Article 2 “ pension survivors had to be living in hiding or under false identity in Nazi-occupied territories for a minimum of 12 months. Starting January 2013, the time period will be reduced to 6 months. The new regulation affects primarily survivors persecuted in Hungary, Italy, France, Greece, and Slovakia.
For more information, contact:
Galina Chyorny, MA
Coordinator of Holocaust Survivor and Emigre Services