After the transfer of the first part of the grants to citizens today, another 800,000 increased grants will be distributed this week • The Director General of the National Insurance Institute: "Working around the clock"
After the first beat today (Sunday), the rest of the grants will be delivered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This is according to the Social Security announcement. In total, there are about 800,000 eligible for the increased grants.
The Grants Law was passed in the Knesset on second and third reading // Photo: Knesset Channel
This coming Tuesday, the grant will be deposited for about 400,000 (50%) and the next day, the remaining 50% will be deposited together with another person entitled to the basic grant.
The National Insurance Institute says that the increased grants are divided into two because this is a preliminary mapping and implementation of its kind.
Social Security has opened up the possibility of bank account updates for those who have not received benefits in the past year. These days, the National Insurance Institute is cross-referencing data and mapping citizens who are entitled to a 'grant for each citizen' - increased.
The National Insurance Institute says that there has never been a project of this magnitude in the State of Israel, and after the law was passed on Wednesday afternoon, computer development was carried out for the benefit of those for whom an increased grant was determined. The largest age group that Social Security tries to locate and cross bank accounts are ages 18-21.
The National Insurance Institute points out that those who have received benefits in the past year are not required to update a bank account. In addition, the National Insurance Institute has established a dedicated hotline for updating and its number is 8321 *. In addition, a dedicated digital center was established at 02-5393733.
Netanyahu: "This is a day in a row"
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met today with Finance Minister Israel Katz and National Insurance Director General Meir Spiegler at the beginning of the transfer of a "grant to every citizen" to the eligible bank accounts. Netanyahu: "Today is a day in a row. As we promised, another forty thousand businesses today received an additional pulse of help and also 99.57% of the children of Israel, who are three million children in 1,250,000 families. We promised and kept bringing the grants to children, families and businesses quickly. There will be more plans. This is big news! "
Finance Minister Israel Katz said:" We promised that this time it would happen quickly, and today the money for three million children went into the bank account. We promised that this time it would happen quickly, and over forty thousand small self-employed received the money today. "It will go on and on - the Social Security will pass on to more and more parents, adults, recipients of benefits, discharged male and female soldiers and to everyone who we have decided all the money and double the benefits."
National Insurance Director General Meir Spiegler: "First of all, as the Prime Minister pointed out, all the children in the State of Israel, in the full sense of the word - their parents, received the money this morning. In fact, the money was already transferred on Friday and went into the banks this morning, in terms of the identity of the money. During the week we will distribute the balance of the grants to all residents of the State of Israel: those who receive a double grant and those who will receive the basic grant. We do everything we can to ensure that the grants are transferred to the accounts of all those eligible by the end of this week, at most - the beginning of next week. Those who do not have their bank accounts - we will transfer the money they deserve to the post office bank, they will be required to get there, identify themselves, and receive the money in cash. There will not be one who does not receive the grant he deserves. "