Parental rights

Parents whose children with disabilities have rights and benefits to which they are entitled, in various fields:

Employment

1.Days of absence and hours of assistance: After a year in the workplace, each parent has the option of taking advantage of 18 sick days or accumulated vacations of their choice (in addition to the sick days defined in the work contract), in addition, the parent is entitled to be absent for up to 52 hours a year in favor of assistance to the child in circumstances requiring absence without deduction of his salary. Utilization of eligibility vis-à-vis the employer. In order to take advantage of these days, a doctor's general confirmation of the child's condition and individual absence confirmations must be brought. During the days of absence, the worker is entitled to receive sick pay or vacation pay from the first day of his absence.

The employee will be entitled to be absent for up to 18 additional days per year (a total of 36 days of absence) at the expense of sick or vacation days, and up to 52 overtime hours (a total of 104 hours per year) without any deduction from the salary in each of the following cases:

·         The employee's spouse (salaried or self-employed) is not absent from his work for the purpose of accompanying and supervising the person with disabilities.

·         The employee is an independent parent (single parent). For more information see Sick Days for Personal Assistance of an Independent Parent (Single Parent) for Persons with Disabilities.

·         The person with disabilities is in the sole possession of the employee.

Learn more: https://katzr.net/429e46

2.Income Tax Discount: Eligibility is based on types of disability, recognition of National Insurance. Contact the IRS and the employer to settle this eligibility issue. The parent must mark and declare on Form 101 submitted to the employer at the beginning of the work and at the beginning of each tax year in the part in which an exemption or tax credit is requested.

You can get 2 income tax credit points for the family. The credit is given on the salary of one parent and therefore it is worth defining this entitlement on the parent who earns more or is self-employed. (Parents who are not married or divorced/separated who do not manage a shared household, and their child receives a disabled child benefit, are both entitled to the credit points().

3.If there are 2 children receiving a disability pension, there is eligibility for 4 income tax credit points (2 credit points for each child). You can set the credits for either one parent or divide the 2 parents, 2:2.

4.Parents are entitled to retroactive tax refunds for the 6 years prior to the date of the application (provided that eligibility existed during those years), plus interest and linkage as is customary in income tax. For the refund, a tax refund request must be submitted to the Tax Authority.

5.Prohibition of Discrimination – Vis-à-vis the Equal Rights Commissioner for People with Disabilities/Employer. Failure to accept into a workplace, worsening conditions or dismissal of a child with disabilities is prohibited discrimination by law!

6.Exemption from reporting to the Employment Office in order to receive income support for one of the parents of a child up to 2 years of age in accordance with relevant medical certificates vis-à-vis the Employment Bureau

Benefits

*For the purpose of arranging the above benefits and checking relevance to eligibility for the benefit, please contact the relevant institution and the National Insurance Institute directly.

1.Water payment – eligibility for additional water consumption at a low rate. Those who meet the criteria are entitled to a monthly supplement of 3.5 mcm at a low rate for household consumption in the home where the eligible person resides. Examination with the water company in the local authority. Learn more: https://katzr.net/979153

2.Electricity payment – testing with an electric company

Parents of a child receiving a disability benefit to depend on others or due to special medical treatment are given a monthly discount for consumption of 50% of the domestic rate, up to the first 400 kPh consumed each month, using only home use. Learn more: https://katzr.net/9c0719

3.Arnona Discount – Parents of a child receiving a disabled child benefit are entitled to a discount on municipal taxes. Parents of an adult who lives at home and receives a disability benefit are also entitled, provided that he has received a disabled child benefit in the past.

The amount of the discount is given according to the decision of the local authority and changes from authority to authority.

The maximum discount for a child with a disability is 33% for an area of 100 square meters.

4.Bezeq Discount – For parents whose child receives a disabled child benefit of 100% there is a discount for fixed usage fees, copy fees and phone line installation and discount in meter beats per month.

Learn more: https://katzr.net/650a95

5.Tax exemption on early redemption of provident funds: A parent of a child who has a disability of at least 75% permanently is exempt from paying income tax by withdrawing provident funds before the date of repayment. Eligibility is contingent on the fact that the injury that caused the child's disability occurred after the account was opened at the provident fund. If the child receives a benefit of less than 188%, or has a disability of less than 75%, it is possible to pass a medical committee for income tax exemption that will determine if there is eligibility for an exemption.

Learn more: https://katzr.net/1d8957

6.Early redemption of the "Savings for Every Child" program – Parents of a child who is in a life-threatening medical condition will be able to withdraw the savings funds before the child reaches the age of 18, in order to finance his medical needs and with the approval of a doctor on behalf of the National Insurance Institute. After the doctor's approval, a grant of NIS 510 will be deposited in savings (instead of at age 18), and the parent will be able to withdraw the savings funds.After the withdrawal, the National Insurance Institute will continue to deposit money for savings for the child, until he reaches the age of 18. At the age of 18, a grant of NIS 510 will not be deposited (because it has already been paid at the time of withdrawal), but if the child continues to save until the age of 21, he will receive the additional nis 510 grant paid at the age of 21. Learn more: https://katzr.net/d79c4e

7.Those without housing who are parents of a child receiving a disability benefit are entitled to a special loan when purchasing an apartment. It's a rare and expensive privilege, especially when there's a mobility disability. Submitting a request is possible only after the age of 3 of the child and a socioeconomic opinion is requested from welfare. Learn more: https://katzr.net/ddcd37

8.Housing assistance: Parents of children who are disabled due to illness or injury and need adjustments in their apartment can receive financial assistance from the Ministry of Construction and Housing to adapt the apartment.

The request for assistance is submitted through the social worker in the Department of Prolonged Diseases in the Ministry of Health. Learn more: https://katzr.net/773eb1

9.Purchase tax discount: Parents of a child receiving a disabled child benefit of 100% may be entitled to a reduced purchase tax payment (only 0.5% ) when buying an apartment for the child's residence. (100% benefit is not 100% medical disability) For more information: https://katzr.net/bf94a9.

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