The Commission refers to the lump-sum amounts used under the Brüg Act (adjusted to 2001 value) or bases its calculations on an (adjusted) insurance policy in force at the time.
It may award a supplement to compensation previously paid:
for war damage, while reserving the right to correct any calculation errors made at the time. The supplemental compensation is then paid in the amount indicated in the payment scales under the Brüg Act.
under the Brüg Act, if the full compensation was not paid or in case of a glaring factual error.
Moreover, despite compensation for war damage and payment made under the Brüg Act, victims or their heirs may still apply for supplemental compensation if the total amount of compensation already received is shown to be less than the proceeds of an insurance policy.