Introduction:

Duchenne is a genetic form of muscular dystrophy caused by a lack of the dystrophin protein in the body, which is an important type of muscle protein that helps keep muscle tissue together and preserves muscle cell structure.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy causes a gradual loss of muscle strength and medical problems connected to the heart and lungs.

Medications and the Healthcare System

  • Much of the treatment for people with Duchenne is provided by physical and occupational therapists, but other healthcare professionals may also be involved, such as rehabilitation doctors and specialists and brace and orthopedic device specialists.

Medical Treatments

Medical and Rehabilitation Equipment

Medications

Payment Exemptions and Discounts

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who are eligible to receive a General Disability Pension may be entitled to receive a mobility allowance or exempt from payment of services provided by health funds, for more information see:

Benefits

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be entitled to the following benefits:

Education

Taxes

Income Tax

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for whom 90% disability has been established may be entitled to an income tax exemption if they work.
  • In certain cases, the person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy or the spouse may be eligible for income tax credit points.
  • Parents of a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may also be eligible for income tax credit points.

Purchase Tax and Israel Lands Administration Payments

Municipal Property Tax (Arnona)

Other Benefits

Housing

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be entitled to various benefits related to housing:

Transportation and Mobility

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be entitled to various benefits related to transportation and mobility, such as:

Exemption from National Insurance Institute Payments

Discounts on Electricity, Water and Telephone Bills

  • People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy may be entitled to the following discounts:

Additional Information

Aid organizations

Government agencies

Laws & Regulations

Additional publications

Credits

  • Information provided by: