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  4/2/2012, Nisan 10, 5772

C'tee OKs List of Those Eligible for Water Discounts


The Knesset Finance Committee approved, Monday, a list of disabled and other needy people who will qualify for discounts on water rates, starting between June and July. The list includes those on senior pensions, those receiving a nursing benefit of 150 percent or more, medical disability of at least 70 percent, mobility allowance, parents of disabled children under the age of 18, and those determined by the Health Ministry to be eligible for specific periods of time, based on specific diseases.

According to the Bituach Le'umi National Insurance Institute, the eligible population numbers 234,000 people. The 42-million-shekel price tag was approved after months of negotiations with the Finance Ministry.