The nationwide class action lawsuit, Bondy v. Sullivan, involved Austrian social insurance payments which were based, in whole or in part,
on wage credits granted under Paragraphs 500 - 506 of the Austrian General Social
Insurance Act (GSIA). These paragraphs grant credits to individuals who suffered a
loss (i.e., were imprisoned, unemployed, or forced to flee Austria) during the period
from March 1933 to May 1945 for political, religious, or ethnic reasons. (The GSIA
does not specify what entity, e.g., the government or an employer, must be responsible
for the loss in order for the credits to be granted.) Not all Austrian social insurance
payments are based on Paragraphs 500 - 506.