Distribution of food coupons to eligible populations that have been economically harmed due to the corona crisis
The Ministry of the Interior, in collaboration with local authorities, provides assistance to eligible populations in the purchase of essential food and products through rechargeable cards.
Eligible to receive food coupons automatically:
- Residents who receive a tax deduction in 2020 or 2021 for income reasons at a rate of 70% or more.
- Senior citizens who receive an income support benefit, and in 2021 receive a tax deduction of 100%.
A resident of Jerusalem, who is registered in the Jerusalem Population Registry and is not automatically eligible for food stamps, can submit an application for a check on eligibility for food stamps. Eligibility will be approved only subject to passing the income test prescribed in the Ministry of the Interior regulations and attaching all the required documents. An application without appropriate documents will be rejected immediately. The application form is intended for Jerusalem residents with a social security number, registered in the Jerusalem Population Registry only.
Full and accurate reporting must be ensured. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of the Interior, tests and controls of the reported data will be performed. Anyone found to have submitted false data will not be entitled to food stamps and may even be exposed to the sanctions provided by law including criminal sanctions.
The realization of eligibility is conditional on the resident's data, including the current telephone number, being updated in the Assessment and Collection Division.
A resident registered with another authority will submit an application in the same authority in which he is registered.
As of 11.4.2021, it will be possible to receive an audience by prior arrangement for customers who are interested in assisting in submitting applications for food stamps.
The meetings involve prior coordination at the 106, call center, extension 6 (through the fall prevention center), you are welcome to call from today and arrange appointments.
An application can only be submitted using an online form. To the form, click here
Deadline for submitting an application for eligibility for food coupons 29.4.2021
Submitting an application for eligibility for food coupons does not qualify for a tax deduction for income reasons. A separate application must be submitted for a discount for income reasons on the municipality's website - click here
The form will also be accessible in Arabic.
Submitting an application for an eligibility check for food stamps does not qualify for a tax deduction for income reasons. A separate application for a discount for income reasons must be submitted on the municipality's website.
Eligibility will be realized through the distribution of rechargeable tickets directly to the resident's home by a courier on behalf of the concessionaire on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior.
The responsibility for distributing the tickets to the residents lies with the concessionaire on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior and not with the municipality. The amount of eligibility is determined by the Ministry of the Interior.
The amount of assistance charged on the card is
- NIS 300 for each spouse
- NIS 225 for each child living with the eligible person
- up to a ceiling of NIS 2,400 per household per stroke.
A total of three beats are expected. The method of realizing eligibility is published on the Ministry of the Interior's website. Food and basic products can be purchased with the card loaded. Alcohol, tobacco and electricity products cannot be purchased with the card.
Tickets will be distributed in 3 beats over the coming months. Whoever is found eligible in the second or third beat will receive the grant retroactively for the previous beats as well. Deadlines for each beat have not yet been set by the Ministry of the Interior.
In the coming days, the Jerusalem Municipality will provide residents with a dedicated call center on food labels.
The Jerusalem Municipality provides residents with a dedicated call center regarding food coupons at 02-5483111 only. Hours of operation Sunday to Thursday from 08:00-16:00.
Eshel Jerusalem Support Center: 077-7711174 - active Sunday to Thursday from 09:00 to 18:00 and Fridays from 09:00 to 13:00