An individual is considered to be chronically ill if one of the following applies:
As part of our on-going collaboration with Kol-Zchut, we are proud to have translated and published a comprehensive portal in English about chronic illness and chronically ill patients. For more information including the complete definition of chronic illness, listings of the included illnesses and medications, relevant benefits and specific information for various illnesses, check out:
The Chronic Illness Portal
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what does this mean, tachils, in terms of eligibility for additional funds if one has nechut?
Chronic illness in itself does not entitle one to “additional funds”, but it does entitle you to a number of benefits, including a medication payment ceiling and some other benefits detailed in the Chronic Illness Portal linked above. For information about specifics related to nechut, check out another portal we have translated, “Disability Pension and Related Benefits”: http://www.kolzchut.org.il/en/Disability_Pension_and_Related_Benefits.