What am I entitled to from Bituach Leumi during the coronavirus crises?

Question: I am a salaried employee and I have caught the virus – am I entitled to Bituach Leumi? Answer:  No, you are not, but you are entitled to receive sick pay from your employer.  Hopefully, you have enough sick days. Question:  I have been told to go into (בידוד) isolation.  Am I entitled to sick pay or Bituach Leumi? Answer:  No you are not entitled to either.  However, if you cannot work from home, you can ask your employer to deduct your sick days in order to receive a salary. Question:  I receive a pension but I also work...

NEW ECONOMIC PACKAGE FOR UNEMPLOYED AND THE SELF-EMPLOYED

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Israel Katz presented the “Economic Safety Net 2020-2021” program this month – an economic package that will provide certainty and financial security for a period of a year to employees, the self-employed people and businesses during the Corona period. The program is up to June 2021 – and includes providing unemployment benefits to employees, social assistance grants for the self-employed up to NIS 15,000 every two months, a business assistance grant, also for new businesses and more. For the self-employed grants will be paid as early as the 12th July.  They are promising a grant...

CORONAVIRUS MANAGING YOUR FINANCES IN DIFFICULT TIMES

With coronavirus disrupting our daily lives, many people are worried about the impact on their budgets. While uncertainty swirls around us, not having a financial plan in place can just add to your stress levels. Taking some practical steps to manage your money can give you a better handle on your finances right now. The goal of this article is to help you feel more confident about how you manage your money, which is more important now than ever. I hope that the tips will help you feel more in control while so many things in the world seem uncertain....