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...
To issue a digital disability card, click here
Anyone who receives one of the following benefits from the National Insurance Institute is entitled to receive a "Disability card": general disability pension, attendance allowance, benefit for disabled child, mobility allowance, compensation for scalp ringworm victims and polio victims., as well as beneficiaries of a work disability allowance who were granted a permanent disability degree of 20% and above.
A person with a disability who nevertheless does not receive a benefit, will obtain a disability card in the following cases:
Your name and ID number are written on the disability card, but there is no picture; you therefore have to show your ID card as well when asking for a benefit or discount.
The card offers advantages and discounts in a wide rage of organizations, for instance discounts with public transport, entrance to sites and museums, etc.
Under the Equality of Rights Regulations for Persons with Disabilities (Accessibility of Services) 2013, the card also grants an exemption from waiting line or payment for an accompanying person. the words "exempt from line/payment for an accompanier" have been added to the back of the card for eligible people.
Here is a list of eligible people to the exemption of waiting line and/or payment for accompanier:
A digital disability card can be issued quickly and easily through the website. To order a card, click here.
In parallel, we will automatically send a card by mail to its recipients, which shall arrive within a month since confirmation that a claim for benefit is approved or that a benefit is renewed (for those who have been granted a temporary benefit).
Your card is valid for seven years or until you are no longer entitled to a benefit, whatever is earlier. At the end of this period, if you are still entitled to a benefit, you will receive a new card automatically in the mail. Persons who are no longer entitled to a benefit will receive a letter clarifying that their card is no longer valid and that they therefore should not use it any more.
If you received a disability pension close the age of retirement and have a valid degree of incapacity, you are entitled to receive a disability card even beyond retirement age.