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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Yes. Anyone who has been dismissed or sent on unpaid leave should register with the Employment Service, and at the same time check his eligibility for unemployment benefit. Since unemployment benefits are paid according to the registration with the Employment Service, it is therefore important to register immediately upon termination of work. You can register online on the Employment Service website.
The amount of unemployment benefit is calculated according to your age and income in the last 6 months preceding your first reporting to Employment Service.
For an easy and quick calculation of unemployment benefits based on your salary, use the unemployment benefit calculator.
For more information on benefit rate, click here.
Unemployment benefits are paid to insured persons until retirement age, that is, until the age of 67.
In this case, you should check your eligibility for a old-age pension and, if you have low income, also for income supplement to old-age pension. Those who are older than 67 years old (women and men) and stopped working in the wake of the corona crisis, can be entitled to a special grant. For grant eligibility and amounts, click here.
After your first registration with Employment Service, you must submit a claim for unemployment benefit to the National Insurance Institute.
To shorten claim handling time, we ask you to submit an online claim on the website. For information regarding the documents you need to attach to the claim, click here.
Dismissed employees can receive unemployment benefits, depending on their compliance with the conditions of entitlement for unemployment benefit
Employees who have not accumulated the required qualifying period for receiving unemployment benefit and have low income or no income at all – should check their eligibility for income support.
Those who have reached retirement age and are not entitled to unemployment benefits – should check their eligibility for old-age pension and, if they have low income, also for income supplement to old-age pension.
You have to provide us with an employer certificate regarding your departure on unpaid leave. You can ask your employer to send us a Form 100 on which is updated the date of departure on unpaid leave.
Unemployment benefit will be paid to you automatically until 16.8.2020, and you are not required to submit another claim for unemployment benefit, only to register on the Employment Service website.
Please note that eligibility for unemployment benefit is given if the period of unpaid leave is 30 days or more.
Unemployment benefits will be calculated based on your age and income in the last 6 months of your work. If you received a salary lower than the minimum wage (depending on the percentage of the position), the calculation of unemployment will be made according to the minimum wage. For the calculation of unemployment benefit, click here.
If the unpaid leave lasts over 30 days, you will be eligible for unemployment benefit. You must register online on the Employment Service website, fill out on their website a special statement and send it by email (everything appears on the Employment Service website). At the same time you must fill out an online claim for unemployment benefit on the National Insurance Institute website. You must ensure that your employer sent us through his computer system a Form 100 – an abstract of your income, to let us shorten the handling time of your claim.
Those who went on unpaid leave for 30 days or more can receive unemployment benefits, if they meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefit. The pay slip that you continue to receive will not be considered as income during the unemployment period.
If you meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefit, you can receive unemployment benefits.
Here are the actions you need to take:
Register online on the Employment Service website.
Attach to the claim an employer certificate regarding the period of employment and pay (BL/1514) from all your employers, and specify under work stoppage grounds: other reasons – coronavirus crisis, alternatively, attach a letter from the employer with his signature and indicating that work stoppage is due to the coronavirus crisis.
For more information on unemployment benefit eligibility, click here.
It is best to register online on the Employment Service website since it will save time regarding the handling of your claim.
If are unable to complete an online claim, only then should you complete a handwritten claim and send it on the website, or submit the claim in a service box placed outside the branch.
Missing documents must be sent to us together with a letter of explanation. Documents can be sent by means of the website
Your employer needs to send us from his payroll system a Form 100 – an abstract of your pay slips. Please make sure that your employer did so.
If the employer failed to send a Form 100 and there is no way to send the form through him, you must attach an employer certificate regarding the period of employment and pay (BL/1514)
Letter on work termination of from the employer – indicating the reason of work stoppage (such as dismissal, resignation, departure on unpaid leave, retirement, etc.) and the date of the termination, with the signature and stamp of the employer, and pay slips for 12 months of work in the last 18 months preceding registration with Employment Service – including the last 6 months of work. Attaching the pay slip of the last month of work is mandatory.
Students are regarded as unemployed people, and their eligibility for unemployment benefit will be examined based on their compliance with the conditions of entitlement.
For those who ran out of unemployment days after 1.3.20, we will automatically extend the payment of unemployment benefits until 16.8.20.
For those who ran out of unemployment days before 1.3.20, but were dismissed or sent on unpaid leave on 1.3.20 or later, will automatically extend the payment of the unemployment benefit until 16.8.20.
Those who ran out of unemployment days in January or February 2020, will receive unemployment benefits from 1.7.20 to 16.8.20, they must register on the Employment Service website in July.
Please note that the extension is automatic even for those who have completed their year of unemployment.
If you were sent on unpaid leave or dismissed from work after 1.3.20, and worked at least 6 months in the last 18 months, you will be eligible for unemployment benefit. In this case you will be eligible for half of unemployment days granted to those who have accumulated 12 months of work.
Important information! If you have not accumulated 6 months of work – there are additional months other than months of work that can be included in the qualifying period – for more information, click here. Please note that periods of regular military service and national service are not included in the 6-month qualifying period.
You must provide us with a certificate from your employer regarding the date of departure on unpaid leave. You can ask your employer to send us a Form 100 on which is updated the date of departure on unpaid leave.
We will pay you unemployment benefits automatically until 16.8.20. You do not need to file an additional claim for unemployment benefit, just register online on the Employment Service website.
Please note that eligibility for unemployment benefit is given if the period of unpaid leave is 30 days or more
In the first month of unemployment, you will not be paid unemployment benefits for the first 5 days of unemployment. These days are not deducted from the quota of unemployment days to which you are entitled.
Please note that during the year of unemployment, no more days of unemployment will be deducted.
This provision is applicable from 1.6.2020 to 30.11.2020.