Lone Soldiers Benefits
Flights to Visit Home
Lone soldiers are entitled to one month off per year to fly home and visit their family. They are also entitled to one free flight throughout their full service to visit their families abroad, paid for by the Association of the Soldiers of Israel. The dates of leave must be approved by the proper commanders of the soldier's unit, and must go through their Mashakit Tash.
Lone Soldiers are supposed to receive two 200 NIS coupons twice a year (on Rosh Hashana and Passover). These can be used at various locations around Israel for products such as clothes or food. In addition, Lone Soldiers in combat units receive 1,000 NIS to a clothing store, and non-combat units recieve 400 NIS on Chanukah.
Each Lone soldier is entitled to one day per two months as a day of leave from base to run errands, do wash, organize their lives. This is called a "Yom Siddurim", and the date must be approved of by the soldier's commander. This day is an extra day, it is not taken on a Friday, Weekend or Holiday.
International Phone Calls
A Lone Soldier who immigrated to Israel after the age of 16 and whose parents are living abroad, is entitled to get a calling card giving him or her 60 minutes per month to any destination abroad. This can be obtained through the army upon request of the soldier's Mashakit Tash after their draft.
Salary for Lone Soldiers
Increase for Combat
Misrad Habinui Grant
Misrad Haklita Grant