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==Disability and Pensions==
 
==Disability and Pensions==
 
=== Disabled Child Benefit===
 
=== Disabled Child Benefit===
* 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]].
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* Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are entitled to a [[Disabled Child Benefit]].  Beginning in August 2016, they were entitled for a pension at a rate of 188% (4,501 NIS per month, right as of 2018).
* 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].
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**For more information on receiving the pension see: [[:he:גמלת ילד נכה לילדים המטופלים בדיאליזה|Disabled Child Benefit for Dialysis Patients]].
* 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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**For information on various rights that come with the disabled child benefit see:
* Parents of the child are likely eligible for [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Child]].
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[[Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits]].
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== Rights specific to Adults ==
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===General Disability Pension ===
* 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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*When kidney patients make a claim for general disability their level of medical disability is determined.  For more information see [[:he:קביעת נכות לחולי כליות|Disability determination for renal failure patients]].
* 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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*In addition to establishing medical disability, eligibility for a disability pension is contingent on [[Establishing the Degree of Incapacity]] to be at least 50%.
* [[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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*There are [[:he:זכויות בגין נכות רפואית ללא התניה בקצבת נכות|other rights]] given because of medical disability which are not dependent on eligibility for a disability pension.
*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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* For more information, see: [[Disability Pension and Related Benefits]].
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===Special Services Benefit===
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*Patients 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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*For more information see [[Special Services Benefit (Attendance Allowance) and Related Benefits]].
  
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===Mobility Benefit===
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*Kidney patients who suffer from disability in their legs and have limited ability to walk are eligible for a [[Mobility Benefit]] which includes a pension, a loan to purchase a car and other benefits.
  
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===Long-Term Care Benefit===
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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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*The benefit is given in the form of [[Services Provided as Part of the Long-Term Care Benefit|services]] but in certain circumstances a [[Monetary Long-Term Care Benefit to Hire a Caregiver]] may be given. 
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*For kidney patients being treated permanently with peritoneal and hemodynamic dialysis, eligibility for a [[Level C Long-Term Care Benefit|first-level benefit]] may be determined solely on the basis of medical documents, without the need to undergo a [[Determining Long-Term Care Benefit Eligibility (ADL Dependence Test)|dependency test]]. For more information, see [[:he:מסלול מהיר ללא בדיקת תלות (ADL) בתביעה לגמלת סיעוד|Fast Track Without Dependency Check (ADL) in the Long Term Care Benefit Claim]].
  
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   
 
=== Additional Rights and Benefits ===   

Revision as of 21:44, 25 January 2018

Introduction:

Kidney disease can develop acutely or chronically and can cause a decline in kidney function.

  • Acute kidney failure occurs when there is a sudden injury to the kidneys (such as from an injury or from certain toxic substances). This situation is generally reversible and the kidneys can return to their normal functioning.
  • Chronic kidney failure is when there is a chronic injury that can cause a gradual decline in kidney function and cause damage to organ functions and other systems in the body. Patients may suffer from fatigue, decreased work capacity, anemia, nausea, vomiting, and foot edema and heart failure.
  • If the condition becomes more severe and the patient's life is in danger, an alternative for a non-functioning kidney must be used. The options are dialysis treatment or a kidney transplant. For more information see Organ Transplants.
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Medications and Healthcare

  • Kidney failure being treated by dialysis is found on the Ministry of Health's list of serious illnesses, therefore such patients are eligible for exemption from payment for medications and various medical services.
  • Dialysis patients and other patients who take prescription medications for more than 6 consecutive months are defined as chronically ill and are therefore 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).
  • Additionally there is a Payment Ceiling for Medical Foods/Nutraceuticals included in the healthcare basket for kidney patients and that are prescribed by a doctor or clinical dietitian. (In certain cases the patient may be eligible for aid in financing from the Ministry of Social Services for items not in the healthcare basket.)
  • Dialysis patients who go to the emergency room are exempt from emergency room and treatment costs.
  • Dialysis patients receive Coverage of Travel Expenses for Medical Treatment.
  • According to the regulations of the Ministry of Health, dialysis patients are exempt from hospital parking fees (government hospitals).
  • The Health Funds are obligated to maintain the continuity of care for dialysis patients even in cases where the arrangements between the healthcare fund and the treatment facilities change. For more information see Maintaining Continuity of Care (Principle of Treatment Continuity).
  • Dialysis patients who travel abroad: According to an arrangement with the healthcare funds, dialysis patients are entitled to be reimbursed for dialysis treatments abroad for the amount that the treatment would cost in Israel. Reimbursement requires showing receipt of payment and advanced coordination with the health fund.
  • Children with kidney failure are entitled to receive Specialized Medical Service at various centers throughout the country. For a list of centers providing this service see the Ministry of Health website.

Disability and Pensions

Disabled Child Benefit

  • Children undergoing regular dialysis treatment are entitled to a Disabled Child Benefit. Beginning in August 2016, they were entitled for a pension at a rate of 188% (4,501 NIS per month, right as of 2018).
Disabled Child Benefit and Related Benefits.

General Disability Pension

Special Services Benefit

Mobility Benefit

  • Kidney patients who suffer from disability in their legs and have limited ability to walk are eligible for a Mobility Benefit which includes a pension, a loan to purchase a car and other benefits.

Long-Term Care Benefit

Additional Rights and Benefits

Aid organizations

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

Additional publications

Credits