DPs could receive varying amounts of support from the IRO – ranging from pure legal representation through to the organization of the entire emigration process. The amount of support they received depended on their so-called eligibility status, which was to be noted in this field along with the date of the decision. Most Statistical Cards therefore include notes or stamps, such as “within the mandate” if the person concerned fulfilled the necessary conditions to be recognized as a DP by the IRO or “not within the mandate” if the IRO was not responsible for the person.