Term Holocaust Survivors Compensation/Restitution Assistance
Code FT-1000.3000
Definition Programs that provide information and legal assistance for Holocaust survivors regarding the compensation and restitution programs for which they are eligible (including the Swiss Banks Settlement, the German Slave/Forced Labor Fund, The Austrian National Fund, the Austrian General Settlement Fund, the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims, and pensions for voluntary work in eligible ghettos) as well as address other areas of concern. The programs may help Holocaust survivors understand the eligibility criteria for benefits, the benefits provided, the payment process and the rights of beneficiaries; provide consultation and advice; help them complete benefits application forms; negotiate on their behalf and/or represent them in situations where litigation is required.
Created 2/15/12
Changed 10/17/13
Use References Holocaust Survivors Benefits Assistance
Holocaust Survivors Compensation Assistance
Holocaust Survivors Restitution Assistance
See Also References Holocaust Counseling (RP-1400.8000-325)
External Classification Terms Claims Filing Assistance (UW 1.4.16.02)
Legal, Consumer and Public Safety Services (USA LE-450)
Legal/Public Safety (CAN LP-450)
Legal Services (NTE I80)
Ombudsman for Income Security and Economic Opportunity (UW 1.4.13.01)
Specialized Law Practice Areas (NPC I06)
Related Concepts Advocacy/Rights Protection
Financial Services/Benefits
Facet Service
Comments NOTE: A lot of different types of programs help people complete and file application/enrollment forms for various types of benefits and/or are authorized, often by contract, to do eligibility determinations for a specific program. With so many different types of players, it is sometimes difficult to decide which Taxonomy term to select. Here are some guidelines: Use the Benefits Assistance terms in the FT-1000 section for application assistance provided by programs devoted primarily to advocacy for people to ensure that they understand and receive the benefits for which they are eligible. Use Benefits Screening (PH-0700) for programs that provide application assistance in the context of a general assessment of an individual's eligibility for a wide variety of benefits. Use the application/enrollment terms in the NL and NS sections of the Taxonomy for both federal, state, provincial or county offices tasked with benefits application/enrollment processing and eligibility determinations; and for other programs outside those systems that help people complete and file benefits application/enrollment forms or are authorized to do eligibility determinations for a specific benefit. Use Certificates/Forms Assistance (FT-1020) for assistance with any of the wide variety of forms, certificates and other official documents that people need to read and understand or complete and file that do not have a high enough profile to be covered by a dedicated Taxonomy term.
Bibliographic References "Holocaust Compensation Assistance", New York Legal Assistance Group (NY LAG) website, http://www.nylag.org/holocaust.htm

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