Once the file is completed, it has to be sent by post to one of the three Pension Houses in Germany that are specialized in dealing with these ghetto pensions. They are in:
Berlin: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund, Abteilung Internationale Aufgaben und Beratungsdienst, Ruhrstrasse. 2, 10704 Berlin, Germania
Würzburg: Deutsche Rentenversicherung Nordbayern, Referat Rechtlicher Grundsatz, Fachbereich 60/2071, Friedenstr. 14, 97072, Würzburg, Germania
Bochum: Deutsche Rentenversicherung, Knappschaft-Bahn-See, Dezernat II.3 - Grundsatz Ausland, Pieperstraße 14-28, D- 44789 Bochum, Germania
The processing of the files is relatively long, at least a few months. In the meantime, the German Pension Houses check the file, translate the affidavits, check the accuracy of the information delivered, ask for additional information from other authorities that offered compensations in the past, get in touch with the Pension Houses in Romania to check if the the length of social contributions, address some historians to make sure that those ghettos did exist in the period mentioned by the survivor etc.
The solicitants get an insurance number from the German Pension House that is processing the file. In case the Roma solicitant will need additional information he/she can address the German Pension House but he/she will have to always mention this insurance number that will allow a quick identification of the person. The Pension House will be able to contact the survivor by post or by email if the German clerks consider they need some more information if some documents are missing from the file.
There is not a fixed sum. This pension is calculated according to age, the type of work done in Transnistria, the period spent in the ghetto etc. If the pension for the work in the ghetto is approved, it will be paid retroactively, for several years. Once updated, the pension will be paid normally, every month, until the survivor passes away.