Continued Cuts in Children's Allowances Cancelled
By Eliezer Rauchberger
The Knesset Labor and Welfare Committee approved bringing a
government law to cancel continued cuts in Children's
Allowances for second and third readings.
The big cut in Children's Allowances passed three years ago
was slated for gradual implementation over a period ending in
2009. Now, based on a coalition agreement with Shas, the
Knesset is canceling the forthcoming phases of the cut,
freezing them at the current levels.
According to the proposed law the allowance for a third child
born before June 2003 will be NIS 178 ($40). The allowance
for children beyond the third child born before 2003 will be
NIS 329 ($70).