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  4/29/2014, Nissan 29, 5774

C'tee Removes Hurdle for Holocaust Survivors


The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approved, Tuesday, and order by Justice Minister Tzipi Livni to recognize the Welfare Fund for Holocaust Survivors as a public body for the purpose of getting information from the Bituach Le'umi National Insurance Institute and the Interior Ministry's Population Registry. As a result, the survivors won't have to get documents confirming their eligibility for relief.

The fund, supported by the state and the Claims Conference, provides 70,000 survivors with reimbursement for medical expenses and panic buttons.