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...
The National Insurance Institute expresses its sorrows for the Meron tragedy, shares the heavy grief of the families of the killed and wishes a quick recovery to all the injured.In the coming days, we will contact the families directly, to assist them in realizing their rights with the National Insurance Institute.Our thought are with the families of the perished and injured people.
The National Insurance Institute covers burial and funeral services expenses for those who perished in the tragedy.Payments are made by the Institute directly to the Hevra Kadisha or to any organization duly authorized to deal with burial.
All information regarding transportation of the deceased for burial are detailed on this link
Widows and orphans of Israeli residents who perished in the Mount Meron tragedy are eligible for a survivors pension.The amount of the pension varies according to the number of orphans left by the deceased.
All information regarding the survivors pension are detailed on this link
Those injured in the Meron tragedy and who, due to their injury, incurred a loss in their functioning (even temporary), may be eligible for the payment of accident benefits. The benefit is paid for a maximum period of 90 days of loss of functioning, and in accordance with the functioning state of the injured.
All information regarding the accident benefit are detailed on this link
The National Insurance Institute acknowledges the importance of the work done by those who volunteered to help others and save lives during the Meron tragedy, and offers a compensation to those who were injured while and as result of the volunteering work (physical or psychological damage), in similar fashion as a victim of work injury.
All information regarding an injury during volunteering are detailed on this link
Those who remained with a long-term disability as result of the Meron tragedy, may be eligible for a general disability pension, attendance allowance and mobility allowance.
Benefits are paid in accordance with the health and functioning state remaining after the injury.