Disabled Immigrants to Receive Rent Benefits

Starting on Monday, disabled olim will receive financial aid from the government in order to pay rent.

The cabinet decision was made as part of the housing portion of the recommendations of the Trajtenberg Report, which Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu ordered to examine the nation’s socioeconomic problems after the summer 2011 housing protests.

The cabinet approved the report in fall 2011.

The immigrants concerned started receiving the rent benefits on Monday owed to them retroactively since May 2012.

Wheelchair-bound immigrants living in Israel are entitled to NIS 3,000 a month for rent, a significant raise compared to before the cabinet decision, when they received between NIS 800 and NIS 1,500 for the same purpose, according to the Immigrant Absorption Ministry.

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