Payment of a special monthly allowance to new immigrants to Israel fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine will end in February as a temporary order allowing it has expired – and Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration has no intention of extending the order.
Haaretz writes about it .
A total of 23,94,000 immigrants have received at least one monthly grant payment since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, and that starting next month, 26,300 current recipients of the so-called “adjustment subsidy” will no longer receive it.
The payments, which were authorized by the country’s Cabinet in April to help immigrants from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus who left for Israel on short notice without belongings, will also be phased out for tens of thousands of other immigrants in the coming months .
“The grant of several thousand shekels per month, which varied according to family size, was also designed to encourage immigrants to leave the hotels they stayed in upon arrival in search of more permanent housing,” the publication said.
As noted, the Ministry of Aliyah faced a deficit of 20 million shekels ($5.9 million) in December payments, which were not made due to the lack of current approved funding .
Sources in the ministry said they would study ways to help immigrants.
“Since the beginning of 2023, and with the ministry constrained by the lack of approved government funding for that year, the ministry is preparing to resume payments as soon as possible. The ministry is working with the Ministry of Finance to release the initial amount intended to complete payments to all immigrants in December 2022.” – said in the message of the department. Джерело: https://biz.censor.net/n3393200