Introduction:

Parkinson's disease is a disease of the central nervous system which is primarily reflected by motor disorders. Parkinson's is not hereditary and the cause is unknown. The main symptoms of the disease are: body tremors, slowness of movement and muscle stiffness. These symptoms are caused by a decrease in the level of dopamine in the brain, which is one of the substances that enables communication between nerve cells.

  • Parkinson's disease is categorized into two types:
    • Primary parkinsonism - Considered to be a chronic and irreversible illness.
    • Secondary parkinsonism - Considered to be reversible, and is caused in most cases by the use of certain medications or drugs.
  • For more information see Parkinson's Disease - A Patient's Guide on the Israel Parkinson's Association website.

Medications and the Healthcare System

Benefits

Taxes

Income Tax

Purchase Tax

Israel Lands Administration Consent Fee

Municipal Property Tax (Arnona)

Other Benefits

Employment

Insurance Coverage

  • Parkinson's patients who purchased a private insurance policy before contracting the disease may be eligible to claim their medical rights and receive the financial coverage for serious illness and loss of earning capacity, on condition that their earning capacity has gone down as a result of the illness.

Transportation Benefits

  • Parkinson's patients may be eligible for various benefits related to transportation and mobility, such as:

Assistance Purchasing Devices

Discounts on Bezeq Telephone Services

Additional Information

Aid organizations

Government agencies

Laws & Regulations

Additional publications

Credits