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  6/11/2012, Sivan 21, 5772

Eligibility Requirements for Disability Aid Relaxed

The Knesset Labor, Welfare and Health Committee approved, Monday, an easing of eligibility requirements for services from the Bituach Le'umi National Insurance Institute for disabled people who need a lot of assistance or close supervision. The panel determined that a disabled person will be eligible from the 31st day of disability instead of the current 91st day.

The impact of the change is about 15 million shekels a year.