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. These paragraphs grant credits to individuals who suffered a loss (i.e., were
imprisoned, unemployed, or forced to flee Austria) during the period of March 1933
to May 1945 for political, religious, or ethnic reasons. Not all Austrian social insurance
payments are based on Paragraphs 500–506.