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...
In the wake of the novel coronavirus crisis, a 500 NIS grant will be paid for children, older people and some benefit recipients, i.e. general disability, income support or maintenance.
The grant will be paid this month.
A grant of 500 NIS was paid on April 12, 2020, for each child under 18 (who is eligible for child allowance in April). The grant is paid for 4 children in the family at most:
Please note, grant payment is deposited into the bank account used for payment of child allowance.
On Thursday, April 16, 2020, a grant was paid to a million senior citizens for a total amount of NIS 620 million.
Please note that the grant will be paid on 16.4 even to the person whose Personal Service website shows that payment is scheduled on 19.4.
Who is eligible and what is the amount of the grant?
A 500 NIS grant is paid to those who have reached retirement age (62 for women and 67 for women), and received, in March or April, at least one of the following benefits:
A grant increment of 450 NIS is paid to the elderly who receive, in addition, at least one of the following benefits:
In other words, the above concerned citizens will receive a grant of 950 NIS.
On April 14, a grant of 500 NIS was paid to some 85,000 recipients of disability pension. About 160,000 additional eligible recipients will receive the grant on April 20, 2020.
Who is eligible for the grant?
A 500 NIS grant will be paid to those receiving, in March or April, at least one of the following benefits: general disability pension, attendance allowance for the severely disabled, mobility, disabled child, work disability, prisoners of Zion, compensations for polio victims, ringworm victims and for blood transfusion victims.
Please note, someone entitled to more than one disability pensions will receive only one grant.
How will I know when a payment is made?
On the Personal Service website, you can see in the system the date of payment of the grant.
The National Insurance Institute has transferred a list of all grant beneficiaries to the Ministry of Defense: approximately 2,000 disabled due to hostile actions and 29,000 disabled of IDF.
Please note, the grant for the disabled of IDF and hostile actions is paid by the Ministry of Defense.
A grant of NIS 500 will be paid on April 20, 2020, to recipients of income support benefit for the month of March or April.
Please note that a couple beneficiary of income support benefit will receive a grant of NIS 1,000.
A grant of NIS 500 will be paid on April 20, 2020, to recipients of maintenance benefit for the month of March or April.