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Survivors - Death Grant

Upon the death of a person who received an old age, survivors, general disability, or work disability pension, an attendance allowance or a volunteers’ benefit from the National Insurance Institute, a lump-sum grant is paid to the person who was the deceased’s spouse at the time of his death. If there is no spouse, the grant is paid to the child of the benefit recipient, provided that the child meets the definition of a child under the National Insurance Law.

The death grant is usually paid automatically and there is no need to submit a claim.

A death grant may be paid also to a child who does not meet the definition of a child  under the National Insurance Law at the time of the death, if all the following criteria are met:

  1. The deceased parent had no spouse.
  2. The deceased parent had received an old-age pension.
  3. The child meets the definition of a child within a year of his/her parent's death.


A death grant is also paid to a person who paid most of the expenses for the gravestones after the death of both spouses within a short time of one another, and if all the following conditions are met (in this case, a claim must be submitted for a death grant):

  1. The spouse is entitled to a death grant by virtue of the deceased's entitlement.
  2. The spouse of the deceased died within 100 days of his spouse's  death and no death grant was paid.
  3. The deceased has no child as defined by the National Insurance Law.


The grant is NIS 8,757 (as of Jan 01, 2014) .

Please note: The death certificate is issued by the Ministry of the Interior.

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