Conditions of entitlement


To a disability pension is entitled a Israeli resident who is at least 18 years old, but has not yet reached retirement age, and is disabled due to a physical, intellectual or mental impairment resulting from an illness, accident or birth defect.
Conditions of entitlement to a disability pension are as follows:

First condition: Age and residency

You are an Israeli resident, you are between the ages of 18 and retirement age.

A minor, between the ages of 16 and 18, may be entitled to the pension if he is was a "working minor" immediately before sustaining his earning incapacity.

Second condition: Income from work

You either do not work or your income as a salaried employee or self-employed person is under 60% of the average wage, i.e. NIS 6,331 (as of Jan 01, 2020).

Please note! A married woman without occupation shall be examined as a housewife, if she did not work for 12 consecutive months or 24 non-consecutive months within the 48 months that preceded the day of submission of her claim for a disability pension or termination of her work - if termination of work occurred after submission of the claim.

Third condition: Medical disability

You were determined, by a physician from the NII, a medical disability degree of at least 60%, or at least 40%, if you have several medical impairments and a medical disability of at least 25% was determined for a single one of them.

Fourth condition: Incapacity degree

It has been established that, due to your disability, you cannot work or your capacity to earn a living has been diminished by at least 50%, and a degree of earning incapacity of 60%, 65%, 74% or 100% has been determined for you.

Disability pension for a housewife

A married woman who did not work for a long while shall be examined under a different track for purposes of receiving a disability pension for a housewife.

Examination under the housewife track is performed if she did not work for 12 consecutive months or 24 non-consecutive months within the 48 months that preceded the day of submission of her claim for a disability pension or termination of her work - if termination of work occurred after submission of the claim.

For more details regarding the conditions of entitlement and examination track for a housewife, click here.