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 disability pension is usually paid into the bank account of the entitled person. However, in cases where a qualified doctor determines that the entitled person is unable - because of the disability - to use the pension for his/her own benefit or for that of dependentsSpouse of an Israeli resident, whose income is up to 57% the average wage and child of an insured person (including foster and adopted child) up to age 18; if completing his studies at a post-elementary educational institution or if in a pre-military framework – up to age 20; if a volunteer in a year of service – up to age 21,unless enlists in the IDF immediately following his volunteer service – with no age limit; if serving in the IDF, except for the permanent army – up to age 22,,but for not longer than until the end of 36 months of service; a girl in the voluntary National Service and a person who postpones his military service due to studies – up to age 22. (65), the pension is paid (in full or in part), to whomever the NII appoints as the recipient of the pension (the pension is paid into the bank account of that person).
If a claim is submitted by the guardian of the person entitled to the pension, the pension is paid into a bank account opened by the guardian in the name of the person entitled to the pension.
The spouse of the entitled person may contact the NII and request the pension increment provided for a spouse to be paid directly to him or her.
The disability pension is usually paid on the 28th of the month for that month.
The pension's payment date may change for some months of the year on the occasion of holidays. Reporting and payment dates are updated on the Schedule of benefits payments.
A disability pension is paid from the 91st day of determining the level of incapacity.
For instance, should a degree of incapacity be determined for you as of June 1, 2016, you should start receiving the disability pension as of November 2, 2016.
One may receive retroactive payment for up to 12 months prior to the date of claim submission.
The disability pension is paid from the 31st day of determining the level of incapacity to people who were determined a 100% degree of incapacity, for a period of at least six months.
Method of payment: A person who meets these conditions will receive retroactive payment for the 31st day and on, after the 91st day of determining the level of incapacity.
Payment amount: For the period between the 31st and 90th day a claimant will receive a disability pension of NIS 3,321 .During this period, the claimant will not receive any increment for a spouse or children. Those entitled to that increment will start receiving it as from the 91st day.
For your information, if, during this period, your are also eligible for an attendance allowance, you will receive the higher of these two benefits.
Pension rate as of Jan 01, 2021