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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Those who were sent on unpaid leave for 30 days or more, can receive unemployment benefits, if they meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefit.
Those 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. Those who are older than 67 years old (women and men) and stopped working in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, can be entitled to a special grant. For grant eligibility and amounts, click here.
The amount of unemployment benefits is calculated according to your age and income in the 6 months preceding unemployment.
To calculate the unemployment benefits to which you are entitled, use the unemployment benefit calculator.
For more information on the amount of unemployment benefit, click here.
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.
If your employer sent you on unpaid leave for a period of at least 30 days, you will be entitled to unemployment benefit from the start of unpaid leave, depending on your compliance with the conditions of entitlement.
Here are the actions you need to take: Registration with Employment Service – you must register with the Employment Service immediately upon work stoppage. You can register online on the Employment Service website. After registration, it is necessary to follow the guidelines of the Employment Service regarding physical reporting to Employment Service Centers. Submitting a claim for unemployment benefit to the National Insurance Institute – to shorten claim handling time, we ask you to submit the claim online on the website. For information about the documents you need to attach, click here.
By law, we are only allowed to pay unemployment benefits until the age of 67.
In this case, you must check your eligibility for an old-age pension and, if you have low income, also submit a claim for income supplement to the old-age pension.
Those who are older than 67 years old (women and men) and stopped working in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, can be entitled to a special grant.
For grant eligibility and amounts, click here.
If you were sent by your employer on unpaid leave for 30 days or more, you will receive unemployment benefit, depending on your compliance with the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefit
Eligibility for unemployment benefit is granted to those who were sent on unpaid leave for 30 days or more.
If you have received unemployment benefits last year, and your unemployment year has not yet ended – and you have not used up all your unemployment days, you can resume receiving unemployment benefits for the days of unemployment that you have left. You are not required to submit an additional claim for unemployment benefit, just register online on the Employment Service website. If you ran out of unemployment after 1.3.20, we will extend the payment of unemployment benefits automatically until 30.4.20.
Those who were on unpaid leave less than 30 days, are not entitled to unemployment benefit.
However, you can stay take your maternity leave earlier and start receiving the maternity allowance before birth, for more information, click here.
Besides, if after the end of maternity leave, you are still on unpaid leave, you may be entitled to unemployment benefit, as anyone else who were sent on unpaid leave or dismissed.
No. We extended the unpaid leave period automatically.
Fro those who ran out of unemployment days after the 1.3.20, will automatically extend the payment of unemployment benefits until the 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 already 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.
The extension is automatic, even for those who have completed their unemployment year.
No, the unpaid leave period is not automatically terminated at the end of June. You will continue to receive unemployment benefits until 16.8.20 if you're still jobless.
Please note that you must notify us, on the website, of any changes such as: end of unpaid leave / dismissal / resignation.
Emergency regulations also apply to those who were sent on unpaid leave between 1.6 and 16.8.
If the unpaid leave period is at least 30 days, they can be eligible for unemployment benefit, depending on their compliance with the conditions of entitlement.
For those hose who ran out of unemployment days after 1.3.20, we extended the eligibility for unemployment benefits until 31.5.20.
If the government and the Knesset extend this period further, we will inform you on Facebook, our website and Telegram channel.
To examine your eligibility for unemployment benefit, you must resume reporting on the Employment Service website, and send to the Unemployment Department, via the website, a letter from the employer indicating the expected period of unpaid leave. There is no need to submit a new claim for unemployment benefit.
Please note that eligibility for unemployment benefit will be examined only if the recurring unpaid leave lasts at least 30 days.
You need to send to the Unemployment Department, via the website, a letter from the second employer indicating the expected period of unpaid leave.
There is no need to submit a new claim for unemployment benefit.