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        7/25/2011, Tammuz 23, 5771

      Payments for Orphans to be Increased


      A law to increase payments for orphans who lost their parents due to terrorist attacks was approved by Monday by the Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee second and third readings. The law was proposed by MK Zvulun Orlev (Bayit Yehudi) and MK Dalia Itzik (Kadima).

      The proposal will increase payments for this group to the same level that widows of IDF soldiers receive. In addition, the committee decided, orphans who have not received payments until now will receive a one time payment of NIS 55,000.