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  1/23/2012, Tevet 28, 5772

Committee Approves Supplement for Disabled Children

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, Monday, an amendment to Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute) regulations granting a disabled child, who is totally dependent on others, a supplement of 593 shekels to his or her monthly benefits.

Starting with the payment for this month, the supplement will be 487 shekels, to be increased 106 shekels next January, bringing the total benefit from the current 2,479 shekels to NIS 3,072. The increased expenditure of 200 million shekels will be added to the 2012 budget.