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News Brief

  2/5/2014, Adar 5, 5774

Knesset Aliya and Absorption C'tee to Increase Grant to WWII Vets


The Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs approved this morning (Wednesday) the second and third readings of a bill regarding the status of World War II veterans.

The bill provides for an increase in the grant given to World War II veterans from NIS 2200 to NIS 3000.  This will affect approximately 5,000 people, comprised of 4,600 veterans and include 400 widows/widowers of the WWII vets, who will receive the grant for three years from their spouse's date of death.