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...
Citizens whose claim for a benefit has been denied by the National Insurance Institute may request that the decision be examined again by a regional claims committee comprised of public officials appointed by the National Insurance Council.
The committees convene once a month in National Insurance Institute branches in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa or Beersheba without the presence of the claimant. Residents of all the country are entitled to ask that they examine their cases.
You are entitled to address your claim to the claims committe only with respect to decisions made by the claims officer about the following benefits:
Maternity, old age, survivors, general disability, attendance allowance, disabled child, work disability, injury allowance, accident allowance, dependents of a person injured at work, unemployment, children and reserve service.
If you would like the decision on your case to be examined by the committee, please fill out the Claims Committee Contact Form (ref/910) and submit it to your local National Insurance Institute branch.
The form may also be sent by mail at: Benefits – Legislation Dept., National Insurance Institute, 13 Weizman Blvd, Jerusalem 91909.
The form must be submitted within six months since the day you received the claims officer's decision on your case.