To whom is the allowance paid?


Family in which the two spouses are living with their children

The allowance is paid to the mother. Therefore, it is deposited in the bank account in the mother's name, or in a joint account of both parents.

Divorced parents

The allowance is paid to the parent who has actual custody of the children, under court judgment.
If some of the children are living with the mother and some are living with the father, each parent is entitled to the allowance for the children in his or her custody, as specified in the court judgment, and each parent must submit a separate application to split the file to the local branch of the National Insurance Institute.

A divorced parent who has chilren in his custody may be entitled to a study grant.
Please note that you may fill out claim forms and send document online.

Separated parents

The allowance is paid to the parent who has custody of the children. 

If some of the children are in the mother’s custody and some are in the father’s custody, the allowance is paid to each parent separately according to the number of children in his or her custody and each parent must submit a separate application to split the file, and attach documents at testifying to the custody.

A separated parent who has chilren in his custody may be entitled to a study grant.

A child who is not in his parents' custody

In cases in which the child is not in his parents' custody, the allowance is paid to the guardian appointed by order of the court, or to a person appointed by the NII as recipient of the allowance for the child (In order to be appointed as recipient, it is necessary to contact the National Insurance Institute, and to bring the relevant documents, such as authorization from a social worker and authorization from welfare or community workers).