Gravestone for a lone deceased

​The National Insurance Institute pays for the gravestone of a lone person who has died and been buried in Israel if he/she has no family (parent, spouse, child) here, and no death grant was paid for him/her.

When the deceased had a son or a daughter meeting the definition of child, or another family member (parent or spouse) who is mentally ill and has been placed in an hospital for the mentally ill as defined by law, he or she is not considered 'family' in this context, and therefore there is eligibility for a gravestone, provided that no death grant was paid.

Three months after the funeral, the burial society who conducted the funeral, which has signed an agreement with the NII in this matter will erect a gravestone for the lone deceased.

The National Insurance Institute does not refund payment to a relative of the deceased who erected a gravestone.