Transfer Payments – The National Insurance System – 2004
Author: Yaakov Kop Policy Research

In the past two years, 2002–2003, the National Insurance Law has been amended in various ways that have affected the rules of eligibility for various benefits.

Decisions about National Insurance benefits and their position in Israel’s overall social welfare fabric, as well as the issue of universality versus selectivity in benefits should be the subject of systematic public debate. Decisions of such significance should not be made lightly or implemented by indirect means through the Economic Arrangements Law.

This paper appears as a chapter in the Center’s annual publication, Israel’s Social Services 2004, Yaakov Kop (editor).

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