Those submitting any type of health-related claim in Israel whether it be to the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi), the kupot cholim, or the Ministry of Health, unfortunately often have to wait a long time for the claim to be processed and approved.
Fortunately, at least with regard to General Disability Pension claims, there is some relief available in the form of a “Fast Track” process for those suffering from serious conditions.
As part of our on-going collaboration with Kol-Zchut, we are proud to have translated and published this easy-to-read, critical and unique resource that was not previously available in English. You can either view the information below or click here to follow an external link.
AACI’s Shira Pransky Project was founded to help English speakers in Israel better navigate the Israeli healthcare system and make use of the rights and services that are out there.
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I would like to know if there is a number I can call to find out if I am eligible to receive disability .
To the best of our knowledge there is no way to get a definitive answer on eligibility from Bituach Leumi without going through the process of applying for benefits. If you are seeking guidance on applying for benefits, we recommend that you make an appointment to see your kupat cholim social worker, or a social worker at a medical facility that treats you. These social workers should be able to inform you about how well your circumstances fit with the eligibility criteria, as well as assist you in the application process. See this page about assistance from social workers: http://shirapranskyproject.org/the-importance-of-social-workers/