It is forbidden to seize devices, equipment, or animals belonging to someone with a disability who requires because of the disability.
It is forbidden to seize the allowance for the blind/visually impaired within 30 days of it being transferred to the recipient's bank account.
In specific cases it is forbidden to seize up to a defined amount of the benefits received by a person with disabilities.
If any assets have been unlawfully seized, an appeal may be submitted to the Writ of Execution Registrar and then to a court of law.
The Writ of Execution Law forbids seizing certain assets belonging to someone with a disability which are directly related to the disability, even if writ of execution proceedings have been initiated against that person.
- The law forbids the seizure of devices, equipment, or animals belonging to someone with a disability who requires them because of the disability.
A blind person's guide dog, a hearing device belong to someone with hearing impairment, wheelchairs, etc.
- Additionally, money a blind/visually impaired person receives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services as an allowance for the blind/visually impaired may not be seized. If the allowance is transferred to the recipient's bank account, it may not be seized from the bank account within 30 days of it being transferred. After 30 days it may be seized if the blind person has not taken it out of his bank account.
- Someone with a disability who does not work and whose income is from a benefit, is entitled to have a certain amount of the benefit exempt from seizure. This amount will be determined in accordance with the recipient's family status, and it is identical to the amount of an employee's salary that is exempt from seizure. For more information on these amounts, see: Salary Exempt from Seizure.
Who is Eligible?
- People with disabilities for whom a writ of execution has been issued, and seizure of property is to be carried out.
How to Claim It?
- The right is intended to be granted automatically.
- If one of the assets described above has been seized, an appeal to be judged by the Writ of Execution Registrar may be submitted.
- If the Writ of Execution Registrar has determined that the assets may be seized, an appeal of this decision may be submitted to a court of law.
- For more information, see: Appealing a Writ of Execution Office Decision.
- The law also forbids seizure of certain assets that are not directly related to disability, such as: up to a certain amount of money, equipment/devices required for earning a living, etc. For more information, see: Personal Property Exempt from Seizure in a Writ of Execution.
- For a comprehensive listing of aid organizations related to writs of execution and collection, click here.
- For a comprehensive categorized listing of aid organizations offering assistance and support for people with disabilities, click here.
- For a comprehensive listing of government agencies related to writs of execution and collection, click here.
- For a comprehensive listing of government agencies that handle issues related to people with disabilities, see the People with Disabilities Portal.
Laws and Regulations
- The Writ of Execution Law - Sections 22 and 50
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.