How to submit a claim


In 15.9.2019 came into force the Insolvency and Economic Rehabilitation Law which had many effects, notably as regard to benefit submission requirements.
  • Salaried employee whose employer was subject to a permanent liquidation order, or bankruptcy order before 15.9.2019 - shall submit a benefit claim to the permanent trustee appointed in the proceeding. Once approved by the trustee, the claim will be transferred to the National Insurance Institute for examination and approval. To submit a claim, click here.
  • Salaried employee whose employer was subject to order to initiate proceedings after 15.9.2019 - shall submit a claim to the National Insurance Institute directly. A copy of the claim will be transferred to the insolvency and economic rehabilitation proceedings official. To submit a claim, click here.
  • Claim for payment of debt toward provident fund - a fund is entitled to claim from the National Insurance Institute the employer's debt toward the fund, as well as the deductions he was liable to transfer to the fund, without severance pay component. A "claim for ordinary debt to provident fund creditor" must be filed on the website of the insolvency and economic rehabilitation official, and one must follow the official's instructions.

Documents to be attached to the claim form:

  • Last 12 pay slips from the place of work.
  • Letter of dismissal
  • Bank account statements where wage is deposited - for the period of benefit claim, and two months prior.
  • Worker owning a bank account managed outside of Israel, as well as foreign worker, or resident of Palestinian Authority or Judea and Samaria, shall attach a bank account management certificate, with full bank details, bank name, branch, SWIFT code and IBAN.
  • Worker who is not an Israeli resident, will complete a registration questionnaire form (BL 1050), with a photocopy of passport and valid staying permit.
  • Worker who is resident of Palestinian Authority or Judea and Samaria, will complete a registration questionnaire form (BL 1050) - and photocopy of ID.
  • Worker who claims for payment of severance pay - will attach a certificate of period of severance pay deposits, including period of withdrawals to the fund, as well as a certificate regarding the level of severance pay deposits accrued on his behalf, on the day of his work termination.
  • Worker with representation - the representative will attach the power of attorney as required by law, including a power of attorney prepared outside of Israel. The power of attorney shall make specific mention of the claim submitted to the National Insurance Institute.

Claim handling process

Claim in proceeding with liquidation or bankruptcy order issued against the employer before 15.9.19:

  1. The trustee appointed in the proceeding will approves the claim, and transfers it to the National Insurance Institute (NII) for further handling.
  2. The NII examines the claim and is competent to approve or deny the claim, or to dispute the decision (under section 189 of the Law).
  3. If your claim is approved by the NII, the compensation for wage and severance pay will be paid to the bank account opened on your name.

Claim in proceeding with proceedings initiation order issued against the employer after 15.9.2019:

  1. The NII will examine the claim and is competent to approve or deny the claim.
  2. If your claim is approved and a proceedings initiation order is issued against a corporate employer: the NII will make a payment for wage arrears alone for a period of up to 5 months. The remaining wage items and severance pay will be paid in accordance with the provisions of the Insolvency Law.
  3. If your claim is approved and a proceedings initiation order is issued against a private employer: the NII will pay the benefit in full (wage and severance pay).
  4. If your claim is denied, you have the right to appeal against the decision of the NII to the competent judicial authority, within 60 days of reception of the decision.
  5. Please note, the benefit paid is neither transferrable nor subject to foreclosure.

Claim for payment to a provident fund

In most cases, upon publishing of the liquidation order, the employees' provident fund will file a class action on behalf of all employees to the appointed trustee. Unless the provident fund files a claim, you have to submit to the provident fund a claim for payment of monies unpaid by the employer on your behalf.