Special Soldier Phone Plan

All soldiers may sign up for a special soldier plan with their cell phone providers. For example, the cell phone provider Orange offers a soldier plan where each dialed call costs 27 agurot a minute, and each text costs 18 agurot a minute.

Grant/ Loan

A loan or grant granted by the unit, will be given to solve a soldier’s urgent economic problem after, to the degree possible, all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted, such as: immediate leave, permission to work privately.

  • Grant: the maximum annual amount approved will not be greater than 2,000 NIS. Soldiers serving in units with Operations Level A or higher are authorized to get up to 3,000 NIS per year.
  • Loan: the maximum annual amount approved will not be greater than 1,200 NIS. Loan repayment will be done in 12 equal payments from the soldier’s wages.
  • Immediate Loan: will be given to conscripted soldiers and will remain in the amount of 500 NIS per year. The loan will be deducted directly from the soldier’s wages in equal payments of 100 NIS. To submit a request, soldiers should contact the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) of their unit.

Permission to Work Privately

Any soldier who cites economic difficulties can work privately after completing his work hours at the unit, however all lone soldiers have the right to get permission to work privately (אישור עבודה — Ishur Avoda). Approval to work privately must be certified by an officer in the unit with a rank of Lieutenant Colonel after all approvals have been examined, including the type of work requested. A lone soldier is entitled to a permit to work privately without displaying financial certifications. To submit a request, soldiers should contact the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) of their unit.

Exceptional Grant

This grant is given to a soldier in the event that his economic problem is not yet solved after, to the extent possible, all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted, such as: immediate leave, permission to work privately, loans and grants from command, and immediate loans. The maximum annual amount approved for this grant will not be greater than 7,200 NIS. To submit a request, soldiers should contact the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) of their unit.

Purchase Coupons

(in conjunction with the Soldier’s Welfare Association)

A soldier serving in a unit with Operations Level A or higher, on a brigade training base, or on combat preparation base who cites economic difficulties is authorized to submit a request via the unit’sMashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) for purchase coupons with the purpose of assisting him beyond the existing basket of solutions. The maximum annual amount approved will not exceed 2,000NIS. Approval to give the purchase coupons will be determined at the discretion of the unit commander, in accordance with the recommendations of the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer). To submit a request, soldiers should contact the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) of their unit.

Help Fund

The help fund is operated by the military in conjunction with the Soldier’s Welfare Association. The assistance options offered by the fund pertain to food, clothing, basic personal furnishings (bed, mattress, closet, etc.), or basic and necessary electrical appliances (washing machine, toaster oven, space heater, etc.). To submit a request, soldiers should contact the Mashakit Tash (support staff Non Commissioned officer) of their unit.