Getting Help

Materials / How to Apply / WJRO Poland Operations

Questions about the first stage of the application may be directed to Barbara Padlo at the Polish Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression by phone at +(48) 22-661-86-89 or +(48) 22-661-81-29 or email at or Note that the phone numbers are only active during Polish business hours.  The address of the Polish Office for War Veterans and Victims of Oppression is Wspólna 2/4, 00-926 Warsaw, Poland, and its fax number is +(48) 22-661-90-73.

Questions about the second stage of the application may be directed to the Polish Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) via: Mrs. Magdalena Ignaciuk, Foreign Pensions Department, by phone at (+ 48) 22 538 33 77 or email at The address of ZUS is Oddział w Warszawie, Wydział Realizacji Umów Międzynarodowych, ul. Kasprowicza 151, 01-949 Warszawa. The email address for that office is:

Applicants who need further assistance in filing an application may wish to contact any of the organizations  on the linked lists in Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa & South Americathe United Kingdom, and the United States, who have volunteered to assist with the application process.

Additional Resource: Selfhelp Community Services, Inc. has created a website with: (1) templates in Polish and English for completing the optional narrative section on the bottom of page 4 of the UDSKIOR application form; (2) templates of English translations of many of the Polish letters UDSKIOR has mailed applicants; and (3) a template in Polish giving permission to UDSKIOR to search for supporting documentation (not required when an applicant checked off the box on the application giving such permission).

Application Materials and Resources

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How to Apply

For information on how to apply, click here.