- I draw a pension for damage to health for a lung disorder. In recent times my health has been deteriorating to an ever increasing extent. I am constantly reminded of the time of per-secution, the loss of my parents and my brother. I have been undergoing psychiatric treat-ment for 2 years. What can I do? Do I have claim for the reimbursement of the costs for the psychiatrist and the medication which I need due to my depressive state?
- I have lodged an application for deterioration to health with the responsible compensation authorities. The examining medical practitioner in Israel has clearly determined obvious deterioration in my state of health and has assumed the diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood to be 60 to 65 %. The German appraiser, who does not even know me or even examined me, has assessed the diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood due to persecu-tion to be only 40 %. How can this be?
- How can different assessments by German appraisers be made if this is the case?
- I was born on the 15th November 1927 and draw a pension as a result of ill health (minimum pension) with a diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood of 30% which has been recog-nised as being due to the persecution I suffered and which, in turn, was recognised by the compensation authorities in the 1960s. Accordingly, I lodged an application as a result of deterioration in health last year. The German appraiser estimated the diminution in the abil-ity to earn a living caused by persecution to be 40 % as from the year 1998 onwards. Never-theless my application based on my deterioration in health has now been rejected. Why?
- In the nineteen fifties I made claims for compensation due to damage to my hearing in respect of my left ear valid because I was beaten by a concentration camp warder. At that time I did not get a pension but only health treatment for an ear complaint with diminution in the ability to earn a liveli-hood due to persecution of 20%. Now quite recently I obtained a hearing aid for my left ear.In the meantime my hearing with my left ear has also become worse.
Over and above this I now also hear badly with my right ear which is a great handicap to me. What can I do?
- I draw a pension for ill health according to the Federal German Indemnification Act and in-deed a so-called hundred percent rate pension. Because I was earning well when the first decision was made, I declared my agreement to a minimum hundred rate pension at that time. However, at the age of 58 I was without work and from that time onwards only received unemployment support benefits.
At the age of 63 I suffered a stroke. Since that time I have been unable to work and have received a small pension from the Israeli national insurance.
However, this and the BEG pension are only just enough to live on. Can I claim a higher pension in accordance with the Federal German Indemnification Act?
- My father received a compensation pension because he suffered serious psychological damage as a result of national socialistic persecution. He drew a hundred percent pension on the basis a diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood of 30 % caused by persecution. The total diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood was considered to be 40 % when the first decision was made.
Early in January my father lodged an application due to deterioration in health. Unfortu-nately, he died on 2nd February.
Since the state of my father's health deteriorated considerably both psychologically and physically cardiac disorder, prostate, thigh joint, knee operation, psychiatric treatment) after the death of my mother early in the nineteen nineties (to my mind he had a claim for a higher pension quite some time ago. Can I take this procedure further?
- As Jewish persecuted person I have drawn a pension for ill health since the middle of the nineteen seventies following a determined diminution on the ability to earn a livelihood due to persecution of 25 %. A likewise persecuted neighbour has drawn my attention to the pos-sibility of lodging an application for deterioration in health which, in her case lead to an in-crease in pension. As a result I was surprised to be informed that such an application for an increase in pension due to deterioration in health was not possible in my case. Can this be right?
- I live in New York. My husband died just about 3 months ago. He suffered badly both men-tally and physically during the national socialism era and after the war until his death. As a result of the damage to his health and indeed for a lung disorder, he received a pension from the Landesamt für Finanzen - AfW which in the last instance was due to persecution in accordance with an appropriate diminution in the ability to earn a livelihood of 40%.
Have I a claim for a survivor pension and what must I do?
- My first husband died in a concentration camp. After the war I married again. Up to the time of my second marriage I drew a widow's pension.
Now 2 years ago my second husband died and unfortunately he left only debts and a small widow pension. Is it possible for me to get a widow pension rated according to my first husband. He was a lawyer and earned well?