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        3/22/2011, Adar Bet 16, 5771

      Bill to Give Returning Israelis Disability Benefits

      The Ministerial Committee on Legislation is scheduled to consider a bill by Member of Knesset Moshe Matalon (Yisrael Beiteinu) on Tuesday that would make disability benefits among the incentives offered to returning Israelis. Disability benefits are currently offered to those immigrating to Israel.

      Matalon's office said that sick and disabled returning Israelis cannot live without the benefit. Matalon himself said that the bill intends to send the message to every Jew and Israeli: "Israel is your home, in sickness and in health."