Lapid orders Holocaust survivor benefit increases

July 8, 2013 18:21

Following approval by the Knesset Finance Committee, Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Monday signed orders to increase benefits to Holocaust survivors. A total of NIS 50 million will be added to the annual payouts, starting immediately.

The updated allotments categories include basic survivor payments, the budget for special benefits such as those with a social dimension, and benefits for partners of deceased survivors.

"Increasing the allotments paid to Holocaust survivors underscores our commitments to their well-being. We will continue working on behalf of Holocaust survivors," Lapid said.

Plans to increase survivor benefits were among the first promises Lapid made as finance minister.

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