diabetes supplies

The regulations for diabetics submitting a claim for any of the following will change as of December 1, 2014:

  • General disability pension from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) 
  • Work injury allowance  from the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) 
  • Income tax exemption request from the Tax Authority

 

For anyone submitting a claim to the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) after  December 1, 2014, the degree of medical disability will be established according to new regulations as detailed below:

 

For individuals with uncontrolled diabetes:

If you have additional complications, disability of at least 65% will be established if the severity of at least one complication is determined to be at a rate of at least 30% disability, or if you have at least two complications each of which has been determined to be at a rate of 20% disability.

If you do not have additional complications, have one complication determined to be at a rate of less than 30% or two complications each of which has been determined to be at a rate of less than 20%, the degree of medical disability will be determined according to the severity of the diabetes up to 50% medical disability (instead of 40% as it had been previously).

Please note: If you submit a claim before December 1, 2014 and the medical committee or medical appeals committee then meets between December 1, 2014 and December 1, 2017, your rate of disability will be determined according to either the new or old regulations, whichever is more beneficial to you.

For more details on these changes, contact the National Insurance Institute (Bituach Leumi) by calling *6050.

Click here to view the full regulations (in Hebrew).

 

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2 thoughts on “Diabetics – Changes to Benefit Regulations

  1. My husband is retired, diabetic, and has a 80% veteran’s disability status . Does this Diabetic Regulation pertain to him ?

    • Hi Alice, please clarify what “veteran’s disability status means” is he an IDF veteran? Is he recognized as being disabled by the Israeli government?

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