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...
The hospitals in Israel transfer information on births to the National Insurance Institute, which pays the child allowance on the basis of this information, and there is no need to submit a claim to the National Insurance Institute.
However, for the NII to pay the allowance, the mother must provide the hospital reception clerk with the address of her residence and details of her bank account (for a first birth only) in which the allowance should be deposited.
This must be an account in the name of the mother or a joint account in her name and the name of her spouse.
In the following cases, when the NII does not receive information on the birth from the hospital, the parent has to submit a claim form to the National Insurance Institute in order to receive the allowance:
The claim and all relevant documentation may be sent by one of the following ways:
The number of the mother's bank account or that she shares with her spouse must be indicated on the claim form.
Claim for child allowance must be submitted within 12 months after the date of entitlement to the benefit (date of birth, immigration to Israel, adoption or entrance in Israel). Those submitting the claim beyond 12 months after this date may not receive payment but for a period of 12 months preceding the date of claim submission.