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WORKSHOP ON THE SURVEY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES March 9-11, 2010 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration.

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1 WORKSHOP ON THE SURVEY OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES March 9-11, 2010 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration

2 Targeted benefits Work Injury ; Rights of volunteers Hostile actions casualties ;Prisoners of Zion and Martyrs Income support General disability: Attendance Allowance; Mobility; Benefit for Disabled Child Compensation laws Polio victims ; Radiation-affected Persons; Persons with transfusion-acquired HIV National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration

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4 Definition of disability in Israel Definition of disability in Israel Not uniform – varies in different NII branches For example: Work injury, hostile actions, Prisoners of Zion – medical impairment determines both definition of disability and rate of compensation. National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration

5 Definition of disability in Israel Definition of disability in Israel General disability – only those who pass both medical tests and earning capacity (or household functioning) tests are defined as disabled. Polio and ringworm victims – definition of disability not affected by earning capacity. National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration

6 W ORK I NJURY National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Work Injury Insurance began in 1954 and provides compensation to persons disabled as a result of work injury. A medical board determines the injured persons disability degree in accordance with (medical) tests stipulated in the law. When the injured person is not capable of returning to his or other work, and his income is reduced, his disability degree may be raised by half of that determined by the medical test.

7 W ORK I NJURY National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration under 9% - not entitled to any compensation 9% - 20% - receives lump-sum grant equal to 43 monthly pensions 20% or over – receives monthly pension

8 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration The work disability pension is calculated thus: Those with 100% disability degree receive monthly pension at rate of 75% of their wages in quarter-year preceding injury. Those with partial disability degree receive partial pension, in proportion to degree. Rate of pension not affected by number of injured persons dependents.

9 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Year Number of recipients Total payments* (thousands ) Average monthly benefit ,8171,689,6452, ,5771,784,4102, ,2721,876,4002, ,2441,907,4983,172 * Including grants.

10 G ENERAL D ISABILITY National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration The definition of disability is determined both by medical tests and by functional tests. Medical threshold: 60% disability 40% if there is 25% disability from a single impairment 50% for housewives The disability degree is determined by a NII physician.

11 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Those who pass the medical threshold – an incapacity degree is determined for them. Categories of entitlement of working disabled: A. Severely disabled – medical disability of at least 75% or 40% in impairment # 33 (psychotic disorder) or # 91 (mental retardation) OR Long-term disabled – those who were entitled to monthly pension for 60 out of 184 months before August 2008 B. All the rest.

12 Income test for entitlement to disability pension: For Category A – 60% of average wage For Category B – 45% of average wage

13 Rate of Disability Pension Recipients out of Working Age Population National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration

14 Year Number of Recipients Payments (NIS billion) Average monthly pension , , , , , , , ,812

15 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration General disability pension – aims at guaranteeing disabled minimum income for subsistence. In addition, the following benefits may be paid (regardless of entitlement or non- entitlement to disability pension; according to other criteria): attendance allowance – to assist disabled in household functioning mobility allowance – to assist disabled with mobility outside the home benefit for disabled child – to assist families incare of disabled child (up to 18) at home Additional Assistance

16 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Attendance allowance A special benefit for severely disabled (60% disability or over) Paid to disabled greatly dependent on help of others for routine tasks Three levels of benefit, in accordance with extent of dependence 31,200 recipients of benefit in Israel, out of which 7,100 are not entitled to disability pension (due to age or earnings)

17 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Number of Recipients Payments (NIS million) Average monthly allowance , , , , , , , ,236 Attendance Allowance

18 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Mobility benefits Paid to Israeli residents between age 3 and 67 for whom a medical board has determined a percentage of mobility limitation due to impairment in lower limbs, according to a defined list. Includes the following benefits: mobility allowance – to both car-owners and non car-owners, to cover travel expenses standing loan – to cover taxes on purchase of car

19 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Year Number of recipient s Payments (NIS million) Average monthly benefit benefitStanding loan , , , , , , , ,353 mobility

20 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Benefit for disabled child Paid for child (under 18) of insured Paid for child who is dependent on help of others for carrying out routine tasks, or who requires constant supervision, or who has a special impairment defined in law, or who requires special medical treatment due to a chronic disease

21 National Insurance Institute Research and Planning Administration Year Number of recipients Payments (NIS million) Average monthly benefit , , , , , , , ,236 Benefit for disabled child


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