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(Apr 29, 2013) On April 4, 2013, the Tel Aviv District Court, sitting as a court of civil appeals, accepted an appeal against a Defense Ministry appeals board's decision to reject a request submitted by a former enlisted soldier to be recognized as disabled for the purpose of eligibility for care and benefits. (File No. 45284-01-12 (Tel Aviv-Yafo) Anonymous v. Benefits Officer- Ministry of Defense- Rehabilitation Unit (in Hebrew, rendered Apr. 4, 2013), TAKDIN Legal Database (by subscription).)
The appellant was drafted to the Israel Defense Forces, evaluated at the highest level on his medical profile (a score of 97), and served in an elite unit in Judea and
Based on evidence submitted in the case, Judge Itshak Inbar held that the soldier's experiences during his service were unusually violent. Such experiences "could cause significant distress to almost any person, not the least to a young nineteen-year old man." (
Judge Inbar rejected the claim that the Statute of Limitation precluded recognition of the appellant's request for recognition of his disability as PTSD. He expressed disapproval of the "unusual efforts invested by the respondent to contradict the testimony of the appellant." (
|Author:||Ruth Levush More by this author|
|Topic:||Veterans More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||Israel More about this jurisdiction|
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Last updated: 04/29/2013