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  2/10/2014, Adar 10, 5774

Knesset Approves Increase in Benefits for Holocaust Survivors


The Knesset approved today (Monday) the second and third readings of an amendment to the Holocaust Survivor Benefits Law, which was submitted by Minister of Finance Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid). The law deals with benefits for those who came out of the ghettos and concentration camps. 

The amendment contains two significant aid measures. One is an annual grant to all those who are legally eligible. Today, the grant is only available to those who receive a National Insurance 'Income Assurance' monthly benefit. The second step is making things easier for the survivors by exchanging the service voucher for an equal amount of money and depositing the funds directly into the person's account.

The Treasury noted that "these measures will increase the help the Holocaust survivors receive, and make it easier for them to take advantage of the benefits available to them."