Processing the case-files
The various stages in the CIVS processing of a case file
- Once the Commission has received the form, the Research Coordination Department ensures that it contains enough information for it to be examined. Claimants may be asked to provide further information if necessary.
In the case of material spoliations, to the Research Coordination Department, which will make the necessary enquiries with the various archive departments depending on the description of the spoliation provided in the questionnaire, including the national archives, the Paris archives, the Berlin archives, the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations (CDC), etc.
In the case of bank-related spoliations, to the bank-related claims search team, which will make the necessary enquiries directly using the ‘Banks’ CD-Rom comprising the electronic files relating to blocked accounts and coordinate such enquiries with the various banks’ historical archive departments.
Claimants are invited to attend, should they so wish, or to send a representative.
N.B.: for the purposes of accelerating the process, case files relating to bank-related and material spoliations may be examined by the Chairman of the CIVS ruling alone (link to the corresponding page), provided that they present no particular issues.
The Deliberative Panel formulates a recommendation that is submitted to the Prime Minister’s office for a decision to be made and payment to be processed.
In the case of recommendations regarding bank-related spoliations, this recommendation is systematically sent to the Unified Jewish Social Fund (FSJU) - the body responsible for administering the case file.
The Claimant Support Unit, which can be reached on (+ 33) 1 42 75 68 32, will be able to answer any general questions claimants might have and inform them of the progress of their case.