Disability benefits to increase to NIS 4,000 per month

Coalition chairman David Bitan announces that disability benefits will increase to NIS 4,000 ($1,100) per month, up from the NIS 2,342 ($640) those entitled to financial assistance currently receive.

The move comes amid dozens of protests by disabled Israelis who have been demanding the monthly benefits be raised to the same amount as the minimum wage.

Minimum wage in Israel is NIS 5,000 ($1,410) per month.

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