Here’s the latest from Zachary Rothbart, our unofficial source of information about the latest on medical issues:
Attention Diabetics – Important benefit regulation changes!
As of December 1, 2014, the regulations for diabetics submitting a claim for any of the following have changed:
-General disability pension from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi); work injury allowance from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi); income tax exemption request from the Tax Authority.
To find out more about how these changes may effect you, check out: http://shirapranskyproject.org/diabetics-changes-to-benefit-regulations/.
Eating Disorders – Treatment and Support Options in Israel
For information about support options in Israel please see our page, “Eating Disorders – Treatment and Support Options in Israel”: http://shirapranskyproject.org/eating-disorders-treatment-and-support-options-in-israel.
Gov’t assistance for help and supervision at home
The National Insurance Institute offers a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) to adults for whom medical disability of at least 75% has been established (with regard to special services) and to General Disability Pension recipients for whom medical disability of at least 60% has been established, and who require significant assistance from another person in performing daily activities, or who need constant supervision to prevent them from posing a risk to their own lives or the lives of others.
For important details and information about the benefit, check out: http://shirapranskyproject.org/special-services-benefit-attendance-allowance/.
Legal Issues in the Healthcare System 1, 2, 3
We do not provide assistane with legal issues. Nonetheless, AACI’s Shira Pransky Project aims to help you better understand your legal health-related rights, claim them, and know who to contact in order to request free or subsidized legal aid when necessary. To learn more about the recommended course(s) of action regarding legal issues in the healthcare system, check out our page “Legal Issues in the Healthcare System 1, 2, 3”: http://shirapranskyproject.org/legal-aid/.
Preparing a Living Will
When considering the medical care one wishes to receive in the event of terminal illness preparing a Living Will can difficult, but sometimes we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to be prepared. Awareness of your rights and the means to fulfill your wishes in the most serious circumstances can start now. To find out about Living Wills: http://shirapranskyproject.org/preparing-a-living-will/