All of the information about the Misrad Harishui’s Disabled Parking Placard is available in Hebrew on the Misrad Harishui website. The following is a summary of the major details:
An individual need not be part of Bituach Leumi’s general disability program to be eligible for a Disabled Parking Placard.
The following individuals are entitled to a disabled parking placard:
Degree of disability and health risk is established based on submitted documentation, including a doctor’s letter explaining mobility limitations or risks.
The claim for the Disabled Parking Placard is available on the Misrad Harishui website. It is a very simple single page request, but it must be accompanied by the following documents:
If the individual requesting the parking tag is not the vehicle owner then more documentation is required, such as copies of the owner’s identification establishing immediate family relation, or an affidavit from a lawyer establishing a non-relative’s relationship to the applicant, or other documents for leased or employer vehicles.
Applications should be mailed to:
יחידה לטיפול במוגבלי ניידות
ת.ד. 72 חולון, 58100
It can take up to 90 days to process an application.
With the proper documentation a parking placard may be issued for multiple vehicles. In this case, one placard will be issued with the identification numbers of each vehicle to which it applies. The placard can then be placed in whichever vehicle is being used by the disabled at the time.
Individuals with a Disabled Parking Placard are also entitled to a significant discount on the vehicle’s registration fee. In order to receive a refund on a registration fee that has already been paid, one must submit this request along with a blank (unsigned) check from the bank account in which the refund will be deposited directly by the Misrad Harishui.
There are many additional benefits to having a Disabled Parking Placard besides being able to park in designated parking spots. The full regulations are sent with the placard.
It should also be noted that a few years ago the Misrad Harishui redesigned the placard to the size of a credit card, which must be displayed prominently in the front window of the car. Therefore, along with the card, they send a card holder.
It has been been over 6 months since my husband has applied and we still heard anything.
I have heard from others that it takes around a year!! This is crazy! What are people supposed to do until then? So, the 90 days mentioned above seems very optimistic.
It is recommended to keep up to date on the status of the request, at least three weeks after submission, through the National Information Center – Human Response, which is available in Hebrew, Arabic, and Russian.
Call center for inquiries: 1-222-56-78 or *5678
Hours of operation: Sunday-Thursday 07:00-20:00, Friday and Holiday Eves 07:00-13:00
For more info in English see this entry on the Kol Zchut website.