Polish pension exempt from being counted for U.S. benefits & entitlements

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) recently updated its legal memo on the effect of Holocaust reparations on U.S. federal benefits and entitlement programs, such as, for example, Medicaid.

This most recent version, updated November, 2017, states that, like most German restitution payments, the Polish pension is exempt from being counted as either income or resources for such programs. This means that if one is applying to Food Stamps (now known as SNAP) or Medicaid, any money deriving from Polish pension payments is to be discounted. The one exception is possibly in the case of forced deportation.

To read more about this exemption, please see the NYLAG memo here. The reference to the Polish pension is on the top of page 4.

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