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Patients undergoing dialysis treatment must come into a clinic for treatment sessions a number of times per week for an extended period of time. This often causes problems related to absence from work, transportation and parking costs, etc. There are a number of different rights and benefits to which dialysis patients are entitled.  
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Patients undergoing dialysis treatment must come into a clinic for treatment sessions a number of times per week for an extended period of time.
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* For many, this causes problems related to absence from work, transportation and parking costs at the hospital or dialysis center etc. There are a number of different rights and benefits to which dialysis patients can take advantage of, in an effort to ease the process for patients during this time period.
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*This page provides information regarding the rights and benefits entitled to dialysis patients.
 
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== Specific Rights ==
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== Rights specific to Children ==
 
* Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are considered to be [[Disabled Child Benefit for Children Requiring Special Medical Treatment|children requiring special medical treatment]] and are thus entitled to a [[Disabled Child Benefit]]. For more information, see: [[Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits]].
 
* Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are considered to be [[Disabled Child Benefit for Children Requiring Special Medical Treatment|children requiring special medical treatment]] and are thus entitled to a [[Disabled Child Benefit]]. For more information, see: [[Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits]].
* Patients whose earning capacity has been impacted (or the ability to function in the home for homemakers) may be eligible for a [[General Disability Pension]]. For more information, see: [[Disability Pension and Related Benefits]].
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* Children are entitled to receive [[Specialized Medical Service]] at the National Center for renal failure in children. For a list of which centers provide this service, see [http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/Citizen_Services/Pages/disease-specialized-med.aspx The Ministry of Health's English website].
* [[General Disability Pension]] recipients undergoing dialysis treatment at least twice per week may be entitled to a [[Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance)]] in accordance with the [[Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance)#Who is Eligible?|conditions of eligibility]].
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* The [[:he:עמותת כפר נהר הירדן|Jordan River Village]] offers a free of charge vacation for children dealing with a chronic illness.
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* Parents of the child are likely eligible for [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Child]].
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== Rights specific to Adults ==
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* Patients whose medical disability has been determined (see [[:he:קביעת נכות לחולי כליות|Disability determination for renal failure patients]]), can also be entitled to various [[:he:זכויות בגין נכות רפואית ללא התניה בקצבת נכות|other rights]] which are not dependent on their disability benefits.
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* Patients whose earning capacity has been impacted, may be eligible for a [[General Disability Pension]]. For more information, see: [[Disability Pension and Related Benefits]].
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* [[General Disability Pension]] recipients undergoing dialysis treatment at least twice per week, may be entitled to a [[Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance)]] in accordance with the [[Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance)#Who is Eligible?|conditions of eligibility]].
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*One who has reached [[:he:גיל פרישה מעבודה|retirement age]] and requires assistance in daily activities, is likely eligible for a [[Long-Term Care Benefit]].
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== Rights through the Ministry of Health ==
 
* Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, meaning that such patients are eligible for [[Health Plan Fee Exemptions for the Seriously Ill|exemption from payment]] for various medical services.
 
* Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, meaning that such patients are eligible for [[Health Plan Fee Exemptions for the Seriously Ill|exemption from payment]] for various medical services.
 
* Considered to be [[Definition of Chronic Illness|chronically ill]], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Medication Payment Ceiling for the Chronically Ill|medication payment ceiling]] for purchasing medications included in the [[The Healthcare Basket|healthcare basket]]. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the '''exemption''' from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures) included as part of the entitlement listed above for those considered to have a "serious illness".  
 
* Considered to be [[Definition of Chronic Illness|chronically ill]], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Medication Payment Ceiling for the Chronically Ill|medication payment ceiling]] for purchasing medications included in the [[The Healthcare Basket|healthcare basket]]. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the '''exemption''' from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures) included as part of the entitlement listed above for those considered to have a "serious illness".  
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* Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are [[Exemption from Emergency Room Costs|exempt from emergency room and treatment costs]].
  
=== Medical Treatment ===
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== Travel and Parking ==
* Children requiring dialysis treatment may be entitled to treatment at the [http://www.schneider.org.il/Eng/Index.asp?CategoryID=65&ArticleID=216 Nephrology Clinic at the Schneider Children's Health Center (The National Center for Children’s Renal Insufficiency)]. [http://www.health.gov.il/English/Services/Citizen_Services/Pages/disease-specialized-med.aspx Click here] to view a listing on the Ministry of Health's '''English''' website of centers offering specialized medical services for various conditions.
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* Dialysis patients receive [[Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment]].
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* In accordance with the [http://he.mot.gov.il/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=939:dine-tag-hanay-nahe-a&catid=66:car-nechim-c&Itemid=95 Ministry of Transport and Road Safety], dialysis patients are eligible for a [[Disabled Parking Permit]].
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* According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, dialysis patients are exempt from [[Exemption from Payment of Hospital Parking Fees|hospital parking fees]] (government hospitals).
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* [[Free Transportation by Ambulance in Jerusalem]] Aid organization whose volunteers drive patients needing treatment within the Jerusalem area.
  
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   

Revision as of 22:02, 15 June 2015

Introduction:

This page provides information regarding the rights and benefits entitled to dialysis patients.
These benefits include, among others, Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment, exemption from payment to the health plan for various illnesses.
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Patients undergoing dialysis treatment must come into a clinic for treatment sessions a number of times per week for an extended period of time.

  • For many, this causes problems related to absence from work, transportation and parking costs at the hospital or dialysis center etc. There are a number of different rights and benefits to which dialysis patients can take advantage of, in an effort to ease the process for patients during this time period.
  • This page provides information regarding the rights and benefits entitled to dialysis patients.

Rights specific to Children

Rights specific to Adults

Rights through the Ministry of Health

  • Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, meaning that such patients are eligible for exemption from payment for various medical services.
  • Considered to be chronically ill, dialysis patients are eligible for a medication payment ceiling for purchasing medications included in the healthcare basket. It is recommended to only use this right as a supplement to the exemption from payment for medications (in accordance with each health plan's procedures) included as part of the entitlement listed above for those considered to have a "serious illness".
  • Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are exempt from emergency room and treatment costs.

Travel and Parking

Additional Rights and Benefits

Aid organizations

  • For a comprehensive categorized listing of healthcare organizations offering assistance and support, click here.

Additional publications

Sources