More than 1.2 million Israelis are currently ineligible for credit or for opening a bank account. If the Banking ID is implemented in Israel, these people will face one more barrier to improving or rehabilitating their financial status.
The Ministerial Committee approved: Older Adults that receive social service payments and do not have any other retirement benefits can earn additional income by providing services to NGOs
On August 27th, the Ministerial Committee for Legislative Matters approved a bill prepared by MK Eitan Cabel, MK Dr. Aliza Lavie, and YEDID. If the bill is passed, the older adulst who subsist on their social service benefits alone will be permitted to earn additional money through engaging in community service.
Banks will be required to verify that mortgage holders have made use of their rights to refinance their mortgage loans and to avail themselves of government assistance prior to embarking on collections procedures. The new regulations from the Commissioner of Banks and the Minister of Justice are based on a bill prepared by MK Eitan Cabel and YEDID. Cabel: "I hope these new regulations will catch families before they get on a slippery slope."
Rahat just inaugurated the new building for the city’s branch of the National Insurance Institute. Many thanks to the hard work of YEDID’s local community organizing group, called The Power to Influence – Residents Making Change.
"Typically, the people who distribute food don’t usually know the people who come to collect it. Those who come are not the people you know from home, they are not the people who grew up with you in your neighborhood, who worked with you at the office, who hugged you and drank coffee or beer with you. Usually. But then, when you do end up meeting someone you know in a food line, it changes your world..." says Ran Melamed, Deputy Director of NGO YEDID.
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Employers of people aged 45 and up will pay less in Social Security, and a special fund as an incentive to employers of mature workers will be established - these are just two of the suggestions proposed by YEDID to promote employment of half of those currently unemployed.
In deliberations with the Lobby for Food Security and representatives from social organizations, the Minister of Welfare pledged 200 million shekels towards food security and another 300 million towards treating disadvantaged populations in Israel.
Parents are paying for travel agents and scholarship students are putting thousands of shekels towards their flights to Poland. Proposal to the Education Minister: Work in specialized jobs in exchange for a supplementary scholarship towards the trip to Poland.
NGO YEDID’s request to advance four bills and to increase the state budget in this area was approved. One of the central ideas behind the move is to turn the area of food security into a source for creating employment.
The Poverty Report of the National Insurance Institute proves that government activities in the area of employment - creation of jobs and removal of barriers to the unemployed - did not succeed in bringing about the change that is necessary. Why not? The answer is simple. Creating jobs is not a complete solution to economic and social disparities. The solution must include workers’ being paid wages high enough to meet the cost of living; and National Insurance benefits must be updated such that those who subsist on them may do so in dignity.
In the 18th Knesset, YEDID advanced more than 40 bills in diverse areas, including housing, social security, the system of repossessions, consumer and banking matters, proper and transparent governance, and more. And this is our intention this time as well: to take on the members of the Knesset and convince them to present and pass proper social policy.