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Landau reduces electricity rates for disabled elderly
July 25, 2011 18:57

National Infrastructures Minister Dr. Uzi Landau signed Electricity Market Regulations on Monday, which stipulate that disabled individuals receiving an old-age pension will receive reduced electricity rates, his office announced that day. The beneficiaries will receive a discount of 50 percent on the first 400 kilowatt-hours consumed per month in their homes, according to the ministry.

"This is a societal advancement and justice that will make life easier for the many severely disabled, whose energy consumption is typically above average because of their needs and their disabilities," Landau said in a statement. "On Israeli society there is a responsibility to care for its weaker portions. I hope that the new regulations will make life easier for the disabled population in Israel, and through [the regulations], we can lighten up their lives a bit."

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