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...
Reimbursement can be obtained for medications connected to the injury that were not supplied by a public health service. To obtain the refund, apply to the local NII branches closest to the place of residence, attaching the prescriptions and receipts from the pharmacy.
A victim who needs medication very frequently, permanently or for a long period of time, can provide the handling branch with a prescription from your attending physician (types of drugs + dosage), detailing quantities for a long period of several months.After approval by the branch's physician, the list is transferred with a payment commitment to the "Shor Tabashnik" pharmacy, which medication will be supplied to the disabled.
Expenses related to cannabis are covered under the following conditions:
Returns on purchase of cannabis are made according to the types and dosages prescribed by the license of the Ministry of Health, and upon presentation of proofs of supply and payment.
If the substances are delivered to your home, you may receive reimbursement of delivery costs up to 100 NIS, upon presentation of receipts.If you had to travel to buy substances in a pharmacy, you may receive travel expenses return, in accordance with the directives of the Ministry of Defense regarding travels for medical treatment (details hereafter).
Accessory devices for cannabis use, either by smoking or swallowing, such as: cigarettes roller, rolling paper, filters and similar items, are compensated with the return payment for cannabis.
Vaping device:A vaping device will be financed based upon a medical advice detailing the ground to prevail vaping over smoking.Only one vaping device can be covered, portable or not.Replacement of a vaping device is approved based on wear, and only when at least three years have passed since the purchase of the previous device. The device will be purchased by the eligible person and a return in money given against an invoice.Maximum amount of reimbursement: 1,999 NIS including VAT.
Cannabis delivered by direct mail:
Like chronic prescription drugs supplied by direct mail, delivery of medical cannabis will be handled by the "Shor Tabashnick" pharmacy.
A victim of hostile action is entitled to reimbursement of expenses for travel required to obtain medical treatment. The refund is only given when the medical treatment is performed near the place of residence, by a recognized public medical institution.
Written certification from the treating institution (health fund, hospital, etc.) must be attached, noting the date and type of treatment provided and receipts as necessary, as follows:
Are eligible for this benefit those who were hospitalized for at least 5 days, or those undergoing a surgery requiring at least 3 days of hospitalization, when such hospitalization is in relation with a disability recognized as related to an hostile action, subject to referral by treating physician and approval by a NII physician.To exercise this right you need to contact your local branch. The National Insurance will refer eligible people to the "Flying Carpet" company in order to book accommodation and stay in one of the hotels participating in this program.
Who is entitled to coverage ? Are entitled to funding of dental treatment the disabled whose teeth were prejudiced during the hostile action, as well as the disabled with a special 100% degree of disability, or a disability of 50% or more due to a head injury, or 20% or more due to an emotional harm.
What is the scope of entitlement ?The treatment includes preventive, preservative and prosthetic treatment (dentures).The disabled whose specific dental injuries have been recognized, will receive appropriate treatment relative to their injury.The treatment will be provided by certified dentists, according to the tariffs detailed in the price list established by the National Insurance for dental care.
How to take-up your right?Before starting a treatment, you must provide your handling branch with the following items for approval:
Please note that for claims related to gum surgeries not included in the list of prices, two quotations must be attached, at least one from a public clinic (hospital) or from one of the HMOs.
Reimbursements will be awarded to eligible people upon presentation of the following documents:
If you chose a pricier treatment, you will only be able to be reimbursed up to the amounts specified in the medical care price list, as detailed in this Medical Care Circular.
Please note that you need to observe the dentist's instructions regarding the medical treatment in order to preserve your eligibility for coverage.