Disabled immigrants to receive rent benefits

Wheelchair-bound olim to receive NIS 3,000 a month, up from NIS 800-1,500 as part of Trajtenberg Report recommendations.

By
November 6, 2012 04:57
1 minute read.
Phillip and Dorothy Grossman, new Olim.

oldest olim grossman 390. (photo credit: Anav Silverman)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


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.

For olim with other disabilities, the financial rental assistance was doubled from NIS 600 to NIS 1,200 a month. The same applies to immigrant families headed by a single parent, according to the ministry.

Immigrant families on the waiting list for public housing can also claim, in the meantime, a NIS 1,250 participation from the ministry in paying rent for their current living arrangement.



“The implementation of the government’s decision to increase rent aid is critical to the lives of dozens of disabled immigrants in Israel,” Immigrant Absorption Minister Sofa Landver said.

“The Ministry of Immigrant Absorption works day and night to make sure that every immigrant has a proper home,” she said.

The olim are expected to receive all of the aid owed to them since last spring by the end of this month.

Related Content

Joan Rivers
August 28, 2014
Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

By JPOST.COM STAFF