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 claims officer checks the following:
Important: attachment of all the required documents to the claims form will shorten the process of the handling of the claim.
The NII's doctor checks the following:
After the NII has gathered all the required documents, you will receive a summons to appear before a medical board (it is possible that you will not have to appear in person).
Please note, the medical board is composed of one doctor who specializes in a certain area. Therefore, if you have additional impairments, you may be summoned to a number of boards.
In the medical board, the doctor:
Please note,the members of the medical board may stop the discussion on your claim and request additional medical examinations or documents in accordance with need. The board doctor is not authorized to decide on the medical treatment that you require, but rather to determine your degree of medical disability only.
The claim returns to the claims officer in the Disability Department, who then:
After receiving a ruling on your claim, if you think the decision is not fair, you can appeal it.