Disabled IDF Soldier Benefits to be Enacted as Law

YERUSHALAYIM -

The IDF has finalized a proposal for the regulation of benefits for disabled former soldiers, the culmination of several years of negotiations between the military and a group representing the disabled.

A signing ceremony was held in the office of Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Tuesday, attended by the Defense Ministry director general, Gen. (Res.) Udi Adam and Haim Bar, chairman of the Association of IDF Disabled.

The draft document will be submitted to the government and then the Knesset for passage, the first time the rights of disabled soldiers will be anchored in Israeli law.

To date, all the benefits for disabled soldiers—including medical treatment, rehabilitation, assistance with readjustment to civilian life, including transportation subsidies, psycho-social support, financial aid—have been provided by internal directives of the Defense Ministry.