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...
You are an Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. .
You are over 18 years old and have not yet reached retirement age.
You have suffered an accidentAny sudden occurrence in which an outside factor causes physical injury, and loss of ability to function as a result of the injury., either in Israel or abroad, and are unable to function due to this accident.
Functioning level is examined in accordance with your occupational situation:
Please note, if the accident happened during and due to your work, you have to check your eligibility for work-injury benefit, and not accident injury benefit.
You must undergo a medical examination within 72 hours of the time of the accident.
A person who is not examined within 72 hours of the time of the accident, since the medical prejudice caused by the injury has been discovered within 2 weeks of the accident, you may be entitled to accident injury benefit, upon approval of the NII.
You will receive accident benefits only if you are not entitled to any other payment from an other entity, with respect to the period of loss of work or functioning capacity.
For instance: sick pay from employer, payment according to Road Accident Victims Compensation Law, or based on work agreement and the like.
Furthermore, you will not be entitled to accident injury benefit if you are in military service; if you are incarcerated, or if the accident happened when you were institutionalized for a medical treatment or long-term care.
If you are a recipient of another NII benefit, you may receive, in certain circumstances, accident injury benefit as well - to check the possibility of receiving more than one benefit, click here.