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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A self-employed tour guide who does not own a "group vehicle" may entitled to unemployment benefits.
For more information, click here.
Self-employed persons whose earnings have fallen due to the coronavirus crisis may file a request for reduction of advance payments of insurance contributions based on a declaration exclusively.
If you have already filed a request for reduction of advances during the first quarter of the year, you will only be able to file a new reduction request as of April 1, 2020.
Artists whose workplace closed their door because of the coronavirus, may be entitled to unemployment benefit, if they meet certain criteria.
To view these conditions, click here.
Self-employed workers who have completely ceased their professional activities due to the coronavirus crisis can send us a request for self-employed file closure.
As soon as this file is closed, their advance payments as self-employed persons will be cancelled, and they will no longer have the status of self-employed person with the National Insurance Institute.
Please note, as soon as you resume your freelance work, you must register again with the National Insurance Institute as a self-employed and reopen self-employed file, in order to preserve your rights.
There is no need to close your self-employed file with income tax.
Self-employed or freelance workers are not entitled to unemployment benefit.
However, certain categories of self-employed may be entitled to unemployment benefit:
Instructors, lecturers and teachers who work as self-employed and whose workplace has ceased operations because of the coronavirus may be entitled to unemployment benefits.
See conditions on this link.