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 can be entitled to an income support benefit if you don't have any income or a low income.You can check whether you are entitled to a benefit with the income support benefit calculator.
You have been a Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. for at least 24 consecutive months.I you have been a resident of Israel for less than 24 months without intermittence, you may be entitled to a benefit according to the conditions listed here.
You have already turned 20.
In certain circumstances such as disease, pregnancy, recovering from alcohol or drug addiction, studies in Ulpan or attending approved rehabilitation programs - you may be entitled to a benefit, if you already turned 18.The parent of a child or a parentless minor - are entitled to a benefit regardless of their age.
The maximum amount of income allowing to receiving a full or partial benefit, depends on your age and family status. Incomes of all family members are taken into account. In specific cases, eligibility may be examined separately from the spouse, for more information, click here.To examine how your income affects benefit rate - access the simulator for income support calculation.
Please note, for income calculation are taken into account incomes from work and not from work. Furthermore, we take into account the ownership of a car, a property or financial assets - For more information regarding income calculation, click here.
Income amount Updated to Jan 01, 2020
Vehicle owners (including motorbikes) as well as those who use regularly a car they do not own, may only be entitled to a benefit if the vehicle's value is below NIS 41,373 .If you own a car that is worth more than NIS 41,373 or two cars, you may be entitled to a benefit in certain cases, for more information, click here.The vehicle's worth is determined according to car's price list of "Itzhak Levy" and based on the details of the car license: model, production year, owners and the likes. The price is established with the price list of either January or July (whichever is closer).
To be entitled to an income support benefit, your spouse and yourself must report to the Employment Service.
Reporting shall comply to Employment Service's rules. If you were offered a job by the Employment Service that you have either declined to accept or failed to cooperate, your right to the benefit will be suspended for two months.
In special cases, one may receive an exemption from reporting to Employment Service, for more information click here.
A person who studies in a higher education institution: post-secondary institution, Yeshiva, Institution for Torah studies or formation of priests - is not entitled to income support benefit.
Studying and being entitled to the benefit is only possible in the following cases:
You will not be entitled to income support benefit in the following cases: