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  11/26/2011, Cheshvan 29, 5772

C'tee to Discuss Doubling Grant to Discharged Soldiers


A bill by Member of Knesset Moshe Matalon (Yisrael Beiteinu) to double the grant given to soldiers on their release from compulsory service is on the agenda of the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, Sunday.

The grant would go from 9,300 shekels to nearly 20,000 shekels over a four-year period, beginning in January. Matalon said, Saturday evening, that the proposal received the endorsements of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, in light of recommendations by the Trajtenberg Committee on socioeconomic change.