The amount of the allowance is determined by the number of children in the family, by their birth dates and by whether or not the family is entitled to a subsistence benefit from the NII. The amount of the allowance is according to these three factors:
1. For children who were born up to May 31, 2003:
Place of child in family - children who were born up to May 31, 2003
Amount of allowance for that child
NIS 140 (as of Aug 01, 2013)
NIS 172 (as of Aug 01, 2013)
NIS 336 (as of Aug 01, 2013)
5th and subsequent
NIS 354 (as of Aug 01, 2013)
2. For children who were born on June 1, 2003 or later:
Place of child in family - children who were born on June 1, 2003 or later
3. Increment for recipient of one of the following benefits from the National Insurance Institute: an income support benefit, maintenance, an old-age pension with income supplement or a survivors' pension with income supplement. Recipients of those benefits receive an increment to the child allowance for the third and fourth children in the family, added the amounts listed above. The increment is NIS 98 (as of Aug 01, 2013) for each child.
The child allowance is paid on the 20th of every month.
The National Insurance Institute is entitled to deduct from the child allowance any debt of one of the parents to the NII (due to an overpayment of the child allowance or of any other benefit or due to nonpayment of insurance contributions).