In her final judgment before retiring in a special farewell ceremony in the court on Tuesday, Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch and the High Court of Justice overturned two articles of the Income Support Law, which prevent people who own a car from receiving income support.
Income Support law stipulates that individuals and families not capable of
ensuring a basic minimum subsistence income are eligible for income support
payments, as long as they meet certain requirements.
However, the same
law states that “a vehicle owned or utilized by the insured person precludes
entitlement to benefits,” a clause which both civil and women’s rights groups
have vocally opposed, arguing that it harms weaker sections of the
Itach - Women Lawyers for Social Justice, Adalah, Sawt al-
Amel (“Worker’s Voice”) and the Legal Aid Department of the Justice Ministry
have all filed petitions against the National Insurance Institute (NII) and the
Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
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