At the weekly Cabinet meeting, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon officially announced that from January 2016 will be increased by the amount of the Supplement to old-age benefits up to the subsistence minimum («alamat income»).
In his blog on Facebook Moshe Kahlon wrote that as a result of increasing the size of the payments a married couple during the year will receive an additional approximately 6 thousand shekels.
From the table published by the Minister, it is necessary that the surcharge retired alone under the age of 70 years of age, from January will increase by 177 shekels and will be instead of 2.803 of shekels — shekels 2.980. The Supplement is derived a married couple in the same age category, will increase by 542 shekels and will be instead 4.164 NIS — 4.980 NIS.
In the age group from 70 to 79 years old Supplement alone will increase by 155 shekels and will be instead 2.887 3.042 shekels shekel, Supplement, get married couple will increase by 524 shekels and will be 4.284 instead of NIS — NIS 4.808.
For persons older than 80 years, the surcharge for singles will increase by 135 shekels and will be instead 3.016 shekels — a shekel 3.151, for couples — would increase by 511 shekels and shekels, instead of 4.469 will be 4.980 NIS.
Moshe Kahlon indicates that the increase in payments to the subsistence level for elderly people receiving old age pensions would cost the government 550 million shekels. «Alamat income» receive 230 thousand Israelis (140 thousand thousand 45 singles and couples).
Moshe Kahlon in his blog noted that on increasing the size of this payment for old people insisted the party «Kulan», and this item was included in the coalition agreement.