Beinisch overturns parts of support law in final judgment

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.
The 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 population.
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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