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Defense Ministry to ramp up IDF reserve payments
NIS 30 million budget earmarked to increase reimbursement payments to self-employed IDF reservists; Lieberman: 'Reservists play a central, critical role in the IDF’s ability to protect the State of Israel.'

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that a special committee with representatives from the Defense Ministry, IDF, Finance Ministry and the National Insurance Institute has approved a budget of NIS 30 million ($7.77 million) to increase reimbursement payments to self-employed IDF reservists.

 

 

To date, business owners who serve in the reserves have been reimbursed according to their average monthly earnings. Now, the Defense Ministry said self-employed Israelis will receive an additional 25 percent above that average for time spent in military service.

 

Reservist soldiers (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)
Reservist soldiers (Photo: IDF Spokesman's Office)

 

“The Defense Ministry and the IDF are well-aware of the fact that reservists play a central, critical role in the IDF’s ability to protect the State of Israel,” said Lieberman. "So we are working on a variety of channels for the benefit of the entire reserve apparatus in general, and especially for individual reservists."

 

The move, which followed on a proposal by MK Ofer Shelah (Yesh Atid), is intended to offset financial losses accrued as a result of time spent in reserve duty.

 

The additional payment will be added automatically to reservists’ salaries, up to the maximum reimbursement set by law.

 

Reprinted with permission from TPS.

 


פרסום ראשון: 10.31.16, 22:49
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