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 law defines rights
for citizens who submit claims against the NII through citizens’ rights organizations,
lawyers, tax consultants or accountants (hereafter, the representatives). This
applies to claims for the following benefits: general disability, work
injury, attendance allowance, mobility, disabled child, compensation for
volunteers, rehabilitation, victims of ringworm and polio.
The law defines maximum
amounts that representatives are permitted to charge citizens for the services
they provide. It also determines how
such fees are to be collected. For your information, you may obtain advice and
preparation for medical board free of charge at Helping Hand centers. In addition, if you wish to appeal an NII
decision in a labor court, you may obtain free legal assistance and representation
from the Legal Aid Offices of the Ministry of Justice.