Bill giving income support payments to yeshiva students approved for passage to Knesset

The Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved on Sunday a bill proposed by senior haredi MKs from both United Torah Judaism and Shas, as well as MK Miki Zohar of Likud, which mandates providing full-time yeshiva students with income support payments if they qualify for such welfare benefits.

Income support payments are provided to individuals and households whose income does not reach a certain level but until now has only been granted to people who are either in work, looking for work, or unable to work.

The new law would allow full-time, long term yeshiva students to claim NIS 2,600 a month even if they are not working or not looking for work.


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