Arab disability claims get lost in translation
The National Insurance Institute permits non-Hebrew speaking benefit applicants to be accompanied by an interpreter. But when it comes to the residents of East Jerusalem, words are one thing and actions another.
When the earning power of citizens or permanent residents in Israel is adversely affected, they are entitled to receive disability benefits from the National Insurance Institute. In order to qualify for these benefits, candidates are invited to be examined by one of the NII's medical review committees, where they are asked to describe their disability and the detrimental impact it has had upon their lives and...
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