Priorities, time frames and payment
Specific priority criteria
Applications submitted by the following groups of individuals are examined by the Commission as a matter of absolute priority:
Processing time frames
These can vary from one case file to another and will depend upon the level of priority, the type of research carried out within the archive departments concerned, and the nature of the spoliation. It is difficult, therefore, to provide an accurate time frame.
In the case of material spoliations, however, the majority of cases are processed in under two years.
In the specific case of bank-related claims, the processing time frame is between one and six months. Bank-related claims are processed in accordance with the priority criteria set out in the Washington Agreement, while observing the deadlines for the examination of material claims, from which they are sometimes inseparable.
The CIVS is not responsible for paying the compensation due.
The Commission is an independent administrative body that makes recommendations. It is for the Prime Minister’s office to accept the recommendation, to approve the ruling and to order that the recommended amount of compensation be paid.
Cellule Indemnisation Direction des services administratifs et financiers 18, rue Vaneau 75007 PARIS Tel. : +33 (0)1 42 75 88 00
The agents operating within this unit will contact you to obtain any documents that may be required for the purposes of making the payment.
Payment of the compensation is executed by the Office National des Anciens Combattants et Victimes de Guerre (‘National Office for Former Soldiers and Victims of War’):
Monsieur l’agent comptable de l’Office National des Anciens Combattants et victimes de guerre
Agence comptable principale (Indemnisations)
Hôtel national des invalides - escalier K, corridor de Metz
75700 PARIS 07 SP
Tel: +33(0)1 44 42 35 27
It takes an average of six to eight months to process payment once the recommendation has been received.
Once the compensation proposal has been submitted for the attention of other bodies (Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), insurance companies, etc.), the latter will determine the corresponding terms of payment in accordance with the relevant conventions.
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