Categories of eligible persons


  • A Prisoner of Zion recognized as a disabled person as a result of imprisonment, detention or deportation due to his Zionistic activities, with a disability degree of at least 10%.
  • A Prisoner of Zion recognized as a disabled person as a result of imprisonment, detention or deportation due to his Judaism and the hostile relationship between that country and Israel, with a disability degree of at least 25%.
  •  A person who was a resident of the country before the establishment of the State of Israel and was in prison or who was at least six months in detention or in deportation under a deportation order due to his activity in favor of the establishment of the State, with a disability degree of at least 10%.
  •  A Prisoner of Zion, even if he is not disabled, in accordance with a means test;
  • A relative of a Prisoner of Zion who died in jail, while in detention or while in deportation after the establishment of the State of Israel, to whom the Law of Return applies.
  • The spouse and children of a Prisoner of Zion imprisoned for at least six months, and the spouse and children of a person who disappeared in an enemy country, at least 6 months having elapsed since his disappearance;
  • A relative of a person executed in a foreign country after the establishment of the State of Israel, because of his Zionistic activities or because of his Judaism or his links with Israel;
  • The widow of a Prisoner of Zion who died abroad after release from jail or detention (if she is not entitled to any other statutory benefit, aside from child allowance).
  • A person entitled to a dependents' benefit (spouse and children) due to the death of a Prisoner of Zion, as well as to a survivors' pension or a dependents' pension in Work Injury – shall choose one of these benefits.