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...
If a disabled person, as a result of the same event, is entitled to disability benefits under the Benefits for Victims of Hostilities Law and is also entitled to one of the following benefits, he must choose one of them:
To make this choice, you must go to the local National Insurance Institute branch in which the claim was submitted, and sign a declaration stating your choice within six months from the date on which you received notification of the decision by the certifying authorityThe certifying authority is the body appointed by the Minister of Defense to decide whether or not the person's injury meets the definition set down in the Hostile Action Casualties Law. If so, the person is recognized as a hostile-act injured person.
Only after the certifying authority has decided that the injury is in fact a hostile-act related injury will the National Insurance Institute handle the case.
, or within three months from the date on which you received notification of establishment of a degree of permanent disability.
A person submitting an appeal from the decision of the authorizing authority may choose his benefit as above, from the day of the decision of the authorizing authority to recognize him as a victim of hostilities.
A disabled IDF veteran who is receiving a disability benefit from the Ministry of Defense and was injured in hostilities is entitled to receive only a disability benefit, and the hostilities-related injury will be deemed to have occurred during, and due to, his military service. The two disabilities will be combined and the benefit for them will be paid by the Ministry of Defense.
The following benefits are not considered a dual payment and you are not required to choose among them: