Funding from the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims in Israel
The Foundation regularly offers funding for additional weekly hours of nursing care to Holocaust survivors, who are completely or greatly dependent on others. The foundation is funded by the Claims Conference and the State of Israel through the Holocaust Survivors’ Authority at the Ministry of Finance.
What are the foundation’s fields of assistance?
- 9 hours of nursing care per week - for those with authorization for an allowance from the National Insurance Institute for 17 or 18 weekly hours.
- Funding of 50 hours of additional nursing care by nursing caregivers and/or foreign caregivers for Holocaust survivors who do not receive an allowance and who were discharged from the hospital. This allowance is granted with the recommendation of the hospital and following an assessment of income. The request can be submitted by the hospital’s social worker prior to discharge.
- Participation in funding for a panic button.
- Personal grants for a variety of fields: dental treatments, medication, computers, eyeglasses, medical equipment, etc.
Who is eligible for assistance from the Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust Victims?
- Seniors who lived under the Nazi occupation during the period of World War II and who spent the period in the ghettos, concentration camps or in hiding, in mortal danger, or who lived in countries that were satellites of Nazi Germany, for instance Romania, France, Italy and Hungary, and who were persecuted by the Nazis.
- Seniors who fled from the occupied territory: from Germany after 1933, from Austria after 1938, and from the other countries after the outbreak of the war and the occupation until May 8, 1945.
- Holocaust survivors who receive rent, royalties from the Finance Ministry or someone who has received a one-time compensation of 50 marks or an academic scholarship
- The foundation assists Jews from specific areas of Tunisia and Libya.
For further information, see the website: The Foundation for the Benefit of the Holocaust Victims in Israel