The Ministry of Finance has formulated an assistance package for discharged soldiers
Posted on Oct 14, 2020 by Ifi Reporter
The Ministry of Finance reports that it has formulated an assistance package for discharged soldiers who were discharged during 2020. According to the report, the Minister of Finance, Israel Katz instructed the professionals in the Ministry of Finance to formulate a dedicated assistance program for discharged soldiers, including an extension of the release grant. And vocational training designed for discharged soldiers.
The assistance package includes increasing the release grant for each soldier by NIS 1,500. The grant is expected to be received by about 75,000 soldiers who were released during 2020. This grant, combined with the addition of NIS 500 that has already been given to the grant, will set the total addition to the soldiers' release grant at NIS 2,000. The total cost of the grant - NIS 120 million.
In addition, the preferential work period will be extended so that discharged soldiers who were discharged in 2019 and 2020 and began to perform preferential work, will be able to work in preferential work for a longer period, so that the employment effects of the corona and closures affect the discharged soldiers' eligibility. The favorite.
In addition, dedicated professional training for discharged soldiers will be provided to help the discharged soldier population integrate into the employment market, and in accordance with the recommendation of the CEOs to encourage employment, to establish new training routes and placement tools, which will provide a significant response to this population. , To bring about an increase in wages in industries where there is demand and thus to increase productivity and GDP over time.
The cost of extending the period of the preferred work grant and professional training is estimated at tens of millions of shekels. The Minister of Finance intends to present the plan to the Minister of Defense and the Prime Minister in the coming days in order to summarize it quickly and bring it to the approval of the Government and the Knesset.
Finance Minister Israel Katz: "At the request of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we have prepared an assistance program for the discharged soldiers, in order to give them the best toolbox and allow them to build their future. Everything is being done to help them integrate and succeed in civilian life."