The National Insurance branch located on Ha’Nasi Street will expand its operating hours and the days it is open to the public. The decision was made by the deputy mayor Shmuel Greenburg as he conducted a tour with Ofer Cohen, director of the Jerusalem District National Insurance Institute.
Following the drastic reduction of the activity of the National Insurance Institute, and the harm that was caused to the public, the residents of Beit Shemesh raised their concerns to Greenberg , in order to change the decision of the National Insurance Institute to reduce the services provided at the branch in Beit Shemesh.
Activities and numerous appeals which also involved Knesset members took place, which helped Greenberg to approach and explain to the District Director the special needs of his Beit Shemesh residents, including the issue that there is a large Haredi community in Beit Shemesh that has no access to online services and therefore have a need for the offices to be open for them to be able to sort out any issues they may face.
Greenberg: “I thank the management of the National Insurance Institute willingness to accommodate the residents of Beit Shemesh. There is no doubt that local residents will appreciate it. Beit Shemesh is a large and growing city, but on the other hand large sectors within the community have no private cars, and for each trip outside the city requires a lot of time and energy. I am pleased that the National Insurance Institute has expanded its operations in the city. We’ll also continue to operate other ministries services to be able to offer our residents the best services possible.