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...
You are an Israeli resident, you are between the ages of 18 and retirement age.
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 7,522 (as of Jan 01, 2024).
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.
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.
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.
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.