Introduction:

Those who receive a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) and who require a tracheostomy throughout the day, are entitled to an additional benefit.
The benefit rate is 1,823 NIS a month (as of April 2018).
The supplement replaces the supplement paid by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services
For more information, see the National Insurance Institute website


Beginning from 01.04.2015, those who receive a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) and who require a tracheostomy throughout the day, should be entitled to an additional benefit.

  • This supplement is paid instead of the "long term care benefit" that is given to those eligible but the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services.
  • The amount of the supplement is 1,823 NIS, as of 2018.

Who is Eligible?

  • Someone who is "ventilated with a tracheostomy" and receive a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) at the highest rate (188%).
  • One who receives a decreased benefit because of his/her income is eligible for the supplement if it is established that he/she is completely dependent on someone else.

===Definition of disabled due to being "Ventilated with a Tracheostomy"

  • A person who who continuously needs, at all hours of the day and night, a respirator that replaces the natural action of breathing.
  • The definition does not include those who require oxygen generators (such as c-pap, bipap) or devices that assist in autonomic breathing, but only those who require a machine that stopping its operation without immediate treatment will stop the patient's breathing and endanger his/her life.


How to Claim It?

  • For someone who does not yet receive a Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance), eligibility for the supplement will be evaluated when the claim for the Special Services Benefit is submitted.
  • Someone who receives the Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) and is ventilated by a tracheostomy, but does not receive the supplement, is eligible to submit a request for the supplement by submitting a Request form to be reconsidered to receive Special Services Benefit.
  • The claim/request should have a letter attached from the treating doctor (including a family doctor) and should include the following details:
    • diagnosis
    • indications for ventilation
    • type of machine
    • date that regular ventilation was started
  • The documents will be given to a certified doctor to determine eligibility without the presence of the patient.
  • In cases that the documentation is unclear or insufficient, a home visit may be done to verify the information.
  • According to the decision of the certified doctor, the claim clerk will determine if the person is considered a "disabled ventilated person" and accordingly whether or not he/she is eligible for the supplement.

Appeal

  • The decision that a person is not considered a "disabled ventilated person" can be appealed to the [[:he:בתי הדין האזוריים לעבודה

|Local District Labor Courts]].

Aid Organizations

  • Kol Haneshima
  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support, click here.
  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of organizations offering assistance and support for people with disabilities, click here.

Government Agencies

Laws and Regulations

National Insurance Institute Circular from 05.08.2015 - raising the amounts of the special services and disabled child benefits and adding an additional supplement for ventilated disabled persons, in accordance with the updated minimum wage amount (section 4).

Credits