Last update – 06:07 18/01/2008

Bar-On presents plan for increased aid to Shoah survivors

By Moti Bassok, TheMarker Correspondent

Tags: Roni Bar-On, Israel, elderly

Finance Minister Roni Bar-On on Thursday presented to the cabinet a bill for increasing aid to Holocaust survivors and stipends for needy elderly who have no source of income.

The bill goes to the ministerial committee for legislative affairs on Sunday, and once approved there, will be sent to the Knesset plenum for voting.

Under the proposed legislation, some 9,000 survivors of concentration camps, ghettos and labor camps who do not receive a monthly stipend from Israel, Germany or another country will from now on be eligible for a monthly allowance of NIS 1,000.