If a blind or visually impaired individual's request for assistance from social services has been rejected or if an insufficient response was received, an appeal may be submitted to a regional appeals committee.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
- Blind and visually impaired individuals who have requested assistance from social services and would like to appeal the response they received (for issues not related to a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment).
Stages of the Process
- For information about the appeals process see Appealling the decision of the Department of Social Services.
- These committees do not hear appeals related to Certificates of Blindness/Visual Impairment.
- Appeals related to a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment must be submitted to the social services department in the applicant's place of residence.
Laws and Regulations
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services), and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.