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  7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

Heating Payments to Elderly to be Doubled

The government on Sunday approved an increase in heating payments for elderly Israelis. The monthly allocation for heating costs for the elderly is to be doubled, from NIS 261 to NIS 522. The increase will take effect in the coming winter.

The payments are given to elderly Israelis who receive government pensions and additional government aid, and who live in areas defined as cold.