The grants will pass and the economic crisis will remain: “A way to silence us”


The corona grants approved last week are expected to enter the bank accounts of Israeli citizens today (Sunday). While there are those who support grants and believe that this is a necessary shot of encouragement for residents and the economy in times of crisis, there are those who believe that this budget should be used for long-term solutions for those who need help most.

According to the plan approved by the Knesset, every resident over the age of 18 is entitled to a grant of NIS 750, and an additional grant of NIS 500 for each child – up to the fourth child in the family. Starting with the fifth child, a grant of NIS 300 will be received for each additional person. In addition, recipients of benefits such as disability benefits, income support, nursing, alimony, needy immigrants, and other consumed populations will be entitled to a double grant, so that they will receive NIS 1,500.

Pesachia, a single mother of two children aged 7 and 11 from Tel Aviv, believes that the amount allocated to the grants should have been used for long-term assistance and not for a lump sum, because the economic crisis is expected to continue. “There are a lot of problems and a lot of payments, and this period added to the problems I had before,” says Pesachia, who has been on leave for a period and has since returned to work.


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