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...
who have died in hospital are buried in the area of their last place of
residence as it appears in the Population Registry. However, if there
is no cemetery there that suits the deceased's affiliation (civil
burial, Islamic, Christian, etc.), he/she may be buried in the area of
In a case where the deceased stayed in a psychiatric
or geriatric hospital, institute for the chronically ill or mentally
disabled, and his/her address was changed to that of the institution in
which he/she was hospitalized, the family has the right to choose
between burying the deceased in his/her previous place of residence or
in the area of the hospital. They have the right to make this choice
provided that no more than seven years have passed from the date of the
deceased's change of address to the institute in which he/she was
The family must provide the
burial society with a certificate from the hospital attesting to the
deceased's length of hospitalization.
should be clarified that the possibility of burying the deceased in his
last place of residence does not exist for those who were in old-age
homes, or long-term care departments of old age homes.
the deceased from hospital to the cemetery is free of charge, if both
are situated within the same local authority as the burial society (some
operate within a number of local authorities).
Please note: kibbutzim and moshavim are not entitled to
collect any payment for burying the deceased on their land unless the
burial plot was purchased during the lifetime of the deceased.
As of April 5, 2017, moving the deceased to a place of burial in a civil cemetery is free of charge, provided that all following conditions are met:
the family has paid for the transportation of the deceased to be buried
in a civil cemetery, whereas all above conditions were met, the family
is entitled to receive from the burial society a refund of the
transportation cost based on the tariff of deceased's transportation.