Living wage allowance for new immigrants

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 Living Wage Benefit for New Immigrants

As you know, every repatriate for the first time in the country receives an “absorption basket”. But what to do if, after the deadline for receiving the “basket” a repatriate is unable to work for some reason. The Ministry of Aliyah and Integration explains:
Repatriates who are unable to work, in certain cases, are entitled to receive the status of the disabled (“nitmakhim”).
The right to a subsistence allowance for disabled citizens and conditions for obtaining it

1. Incomplete families:
– parent's age: 18 – 60 years
– age of youngest child: up to 7 years
– children live with parent
– the parent is not considered able-bodied, is not registered at the labor exchange, does not study at the courses and did not receive assistance from the private initiative support fund.

2. Pregnant women
– woman aged 18 and over
– is at the 13th or more week of pregnancy or is still pregnant
– does not work and does not study at courses
– her husband does not work and does not study at the courses
– none of the spouses received assistance from the private initiative support fund

3. Repatriates of pre-retirement age
– age: men 60 – 65 years old, women 55 – 60 years old
– both spouses do not work
– neither of the spouses is studying at the courses
– none of the spouses received assistance from the private initiative support fund

4. Sick or hospitalized
– age: men 18 – 65 years old, women 18 – 60 years old
– have a certificate of incapacity for work, the spouse does not work, does not study at courses and did not receive assistance from the fund for support of private initiative, does not own a car (except for persons with limited mobility who receive the appropriate allowance from the National Insurance Service).

5. Blind and disabled people
– age: 18 – 60 years
– availability of relevant medical certificates
– does not work, does not attend courses and has not received assistance from the private initiative support fund
– his/her spouse does not work, does not study at the courses and has not received any assistance from the private initiative support fund.

6. Caring for a family member
– degree of relationship of family members: son/daughter, spouse, parent
– caregiver age: male 18-65, female 18-60
– the caregiver and his/her spouse are not working, enrolled in a course or receiving assistance from a private initiative fund

Eligibility begins when the absorption basket ends; or subsistence allowance for ulpan students, i.e. from 7 to 12 months from the date of repatriation. Deadline for payment of benefits – up to 6 months.
At the end of the first year of repatriation, you should contact the National Insurance Service for further assistance in accordance with the Benefits Law. Aliyah and Integration Ministries at https://www.gov.il/ru/departments/general/income_insurance_needy

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