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...
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Explanation sheet for emissaries and other Israelis working abroad on the subject of child allowances and the Maternity Law
Under the National Insurance Law, a child who resides abroad for over 3 months is entitled to continue to receive the child allowance for the first 3 months of his residence abroad. Entitlement to the allowance ceases as of the fourth month of his residence abroad, unless one of the child's parents meets either of the following conditions:
In order to continue to receive the child allowance for his /her child, the parent who is sent abroad for one of the above reasons must do the following:
The forms and authorizations should be transferred to the National Insurance Institute by means of the employer.
Before the end of the period of your work abroad, the National Insurance Institute will send an announcement to you and to your employer, in which you will be requested to update the NII regarding the extension of your period of work abroad or, alternately, the completion of your work abroad and your return to Israel with your family.
If you wish to change the information on your bank account to which you wish the child allowance to be deposited, please fill out and send this information through the NII site. The bank account must be a joint account of both spouses or of the mother.
An emissary or Israeli working abroad for an Israeli employer may be entitled to the following benefits under the Maternity Law: