The National Insurance Institute is at your side during your life, from birth to advanced age, granting you a variety of social rights adapted to changing life situations.
The National Insurance Institute is responsible for the social security of Israeli residents.
Its primary mission is to ensure means of subsistence for those unable to earn their living.
The National Insurance Institute collects insurance contributions from all residents according to their social background and status, and pays benefits to those entitled. Hence, the income of economically established groups is transferred to weak and vulnerable groups and, thereby, the National Insurance Institute contributes to a more equitable distribution of national income and the reduction of dimensions of poverty. Further information...
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You must submit an claim for unemployment benefits as well as an claim for old-age pension, and you will be entitled to receive the higher of the two benefits.
You need to register online on the Employment Service website and submit an online claim for unemployment benefits to the National Insurance Institute. Please make sure that your employer has sent us Form 100 which contains your salary data.
If you receive a partial old-age pension because of your work income - you must notify us of the cessation of work, so that we can update the amount of the old-age pension that is owed to you. You can contact us directly through the website.
Unemployment benefits are paid to insured persons only until retirement age, i.e. 67 years.
In this case, you can check your eligibility for old-age pension as well as for the income supplement to the old-age pension, if you have low income.
People over 67 (men and women) who have stopped working due to the coronavirus crisis may be eligible for a special grant. To learn more about the conditions of entitlement and the amount of the grant, click here.
Persons who have reached the age of 67 and have been dismissed or sent on unpaid leave by their employer as of March 1, 2020, due to the coronavirus crisis, may be entitled to an adjustment grant for March and April, if they meet the conditions of entitlement:
A grant application can be submitted by the following means:
Online on the website
Download the grant application form, fill it in by hand, and send it through the website. You have to select the subject "old-age pension".
Call the call center of counseling to the elderly at * 9696 or the the national call center at * 6050, and we will fill out this form for you.