MK: Increase in Holocaust survivor benefits led to unintended harm

The Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs met to discuss increasing government benefits for Holocaust survivors on Wednesday.

According to MK Sofa Landver (Yisrael Beytenu), who initiated the meeting, the law that was passed last year aiming to increase food, housing, health, social services and other benefits to survivors ended up harming those it was seeking to aid.

“The amendment of the law created disappointment instead of hope. Whether by accident or through negligence, rather than increasing the benefits for survivors they were significantly decreased. Additionally, couples in which only one is a survivor have been harmed,” said Landver at the meeting.


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