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News Brief

  11/22/2010, Kislev 15, 5771

Government Wants to Reduce Social Security Benefits


The Knesset’s Committee of Labor, Health and Welfare debated a government bill under the Economic Arrangements Law that would require allowances paid out by the National Insurance Institute be reduced in 2011 and 2012, except for a disability benefits.

Committee Chairman MK Haim Katz (Likud), opened the discussion saying, "I'm afraid that once again we are being asked to take money from the poor. Is there no other place to cut funds? I have warned the Finance Ministry that my committee has red lines."