Municipal Property Tax (Arnona) Discount for Cancer Patients (Right)

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Cancer patients may receive a municipal property tax (Arnona) discount from the local authority
  • Cancer patients who are eligible for full disability benefits, and whose degree of disability has been established to be at least 75% by the National Insurance Institute, are eligible for a high discount of up to an 80% reduction on municipal property taxes.
  • Those who are not eligible for a disability pension, but for whom medical disability has been established by the National Insurance Institute to be 90% or more as part of a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) claim, or for whom such disability was established as part of a request for tax exemption will be entitled to a discount of up to 40%.
  • There are municipalities that also grant a discount to those receiving a Long-Term Care Benefit from the National Insurance Institute.
  • Parents of a child receiving a Disabled Child Benefit from the National Insurance Institute are also entitled to a discount.

Who is eligible?

  • Cancer patients for whom disability has been established by a medical committee from the National Insurance Institute or the Income Tax Authority.

How to claim it?

  • Contact the municipality/local authority with documentation of disability from the National Insurance Institute or the Income Tax Authority.
  • Each local authority has its own application form for municipal property tax discounts. It is recommended to check the website of the local authority, as some municipality websites have forms that can be downloaded and filled out in advance, for example: Request form from the Tel Aviv municipality.
  • Those who are not entitled to a disability pension may apply to the exceptions committee to receive a municipal property tax discount due to exceptional medical expenses.
  • Applicants must contact the office responsible for special discounts in the municipal/local authority in which they live, and be prepared with the appropriate documentation.

Please note

  • Note that local authorities sometimes add additional restrictions before granting a discount. For example, discounts are only given to those who do not have another property, or the discount is only valid up to a maximum property area.
  • When requesting a discount retroactively (at the end of the fiscal year in which medical disability was established), it is often necessary to contact the local authority's exceptions committee. If the local authority refuses the request, you should not be satisfied with this answer, and should seek legal advice.
  • Due to the fact that eligibility for a disability pension from the National Insurance Institute starts 90 days after the "determining date" (the date on which your illness/injury caused you to be unable to earn a living), it is important to remember that during this period you can get the lower discount, to which those with medical disability who do not receive a disability pension are entitled.
Example:
A person who is entitled to a disability pension from August 1, will be entitled to a discount of up to 80% from that date. If medical disability of 90% or more was determined prior, he/she will be entitled to a discount of up to 40% from the date the disability was determined until the start of disability pension eligibility.

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