A Mashkit Tash is the equivalent of a social worker in the army. This soldier is responsible to help care for your social and financial concerns. A Mashakit Tash is assigned to every soldier in the army.
The Mashakit Tash is responsible for
making sure soldiers receive all their
rights and benefits from the army.
You can make the following requests through your Mashakit Tash:
- Receiving or renewing a Teudat Boded (Lone Soldier ID)
- Changing jobs (Tofes 55)
- Ma’anak (monetary grant from the army); one time every full service year
- Meyuchedet (travel abroad to visit parents or work)
- Permission to work (אישור עבודה — permission to work)
- Furniture for an apartment
- Ma’anak Bazak – A grant you can get without presenting any statements, up to 300 shekels twiceevery full service year.
- Halva’ah – A monetary loan from the army, up to 1,200 shekels each service year
- Mimun Kartis Tisa – The army will cover the cost of a flight ticket back home once in a service
- Housing Options
- Kibbutz- A room on a kibbutz, up to two soliders per room
- Beit HaChayal – a hostel for soldiers, up to 6 soldiers per room,located in all major cities in Israel
- Rent- up to 1050 shekels per month
- FIDF apartment- all expense paid for, fully furnished apartments, placed all over Israed, up to two soldiers per room, 6 soldiers per apartment
- Kitzur Sherut (shortening of military service, granted in special cases only)
- Assistance with moving apartments