Final stage in the processing of claims lodged with the CIVS, the Hearings Secretariat is the department in charge of organizing and running the sessions during which claims are examined and recommendations adopted.
Those taking part in these meetings are the members of the Deliberative Panel, the claimants assisted by their advisers where appropriate, the magistrate-rapporteur who formulates the figures for the compensation proposed, the Government Commissioner and a minutes secretary to record the proceedings.
The department is also charged with entering the case-files in the rolls, once the investigation has been completed. It also draws up an agenda for each session.
The minutes secretaries inform the members of the Deliberative Panel, the claimants and the various different interested parties, rapporteur and Government Commissioner, of when the meeting is to be held.
They follow the discussions and draft the recommendations resulting therefrom. These are then forwarded for payment to the Prime Minister’s Office for compensation for tangible property; and to the Unified Jewish Social Fund (FSJU) forbank-related compensation. A copy is issued to the claimants and, as appropriate, to any relevant interested institutions and bodies.
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