Severely disabled, but ineligible for mobility benefits
Outdated criteria force hundreds of Israelis to pay for an adapted car out of pocket, while others get state financing.
David Sousi, 51, was diagnosed with cancer nine years ago. The Health Ministry and the National Insurance Institute recognized him as 100 percent disabled, and the former even financed a motorized wheelchair for him. But unlike other people with similar disabilities, the Tel Aviv resident isn’t entitled to a car adapted to his needs. His wife ferries him to his hospital appointments and...
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