Exemption from reporting to Employment Service


As one of the conditions of entitlement to an income support benefit, the insured must report to the Employment Service.

However, an exemption from reporting to Employment Service is granted in the following cases:

Work

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
Low wage worker

Those working full time, are exempt from reporting to Employment Service in accordance with an authorization of the National Insurance Institute.

Those working part time, can be exempt from reporting in accordance with an authorization of the Employment Service.

Last three pay slips

and employer's authorization regarding the scope of work and amount of lump-sum payments made over the last year (convalescence, clothing, bonus and so forth).

 

Parents of small children and pregnancy

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
Pregnant womanEntitled to the exemption from reporting to the Employment Service as of 13th week of pregnancy until end of pregnancy. A medical certificate mentioning the week of pregnancy
Parents of a child under 2 years old

The parents of a child under two years old can choose which parent will be exempt from reporting to the Employment Service.

The exemption is also granted to a single-parent and foster parents.

There is no need to provide documents


Imprisonment and arrest

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
Prisoner doing community serviceExempt from reporting to Employment Service so far as he works full working days in community services under the Penal Code. To learn more, click here.Certification from the Prison Service
Released PrisonerA prisoner who was incarcerated for at least six consecutive months, is exempt from reporting for a 2 months period, provided the claim was filed during the month of his release date or in the first month following his release. When the claim is submitted in the second month following the release, the exemption is given for only one month. To learn more, click here.Certification from the Prison Service regarding the date of release
Prisoner under house arrestA person who is under house arrest during all hours of the day and has been sentenced by court to house arrest. To learn more, click here.Copy of the court decision which details the time of house arrest.
Supervisor of a prisoner under house arrestThose who were named surety to supervise a person under house arrest based on a court decision, and provided that that person is the surety's son or spouse.Copy of the court decision which details the time of house arrest.


Illness and disability

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
A sick person incapable of working

Those who are not able to work for more than 30 consecutive days because of their health condition.

Please note, in this case, exemption from reporting to the Employment Service may be received for 6 months at most.

Medical certificates
A disabled housewifeA woman who receives a disability benefit as a disabled housewifeThere is no need to provide documents
The caregiver of a sick family member

A person with a sick family member (spouse, child, foster child, adult child or parent) in need of constant supervision, living in the same apartment with him/her, and need supervision throughout most of the day for at least 45 consecutive days (before filing a claim for benefit).

In this case, the exemption is granted for a six months period, unless the person in need of supervision is a child recipient of a disabled child allowance, a 65 years old father or 60 years old mother, or older.

Please note, in such as case, the exemption will not be given if another person is already entitled to the benefit or the exemption for the care of the same sick individual.

Medical certificates


Studies and vocational rehabilitation

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
Single parent studying in a higher education institutionA single parent who studies 36 hours per week or studies and works 36 hours per week.Authorization from the higher education institution
A person undergoing vocational rehabilitationThose spending 5 days a week in a vocational rehabilitation center, in a rehabilitation framework of the National Insurance Institute or the Prisoner Rehabilitation Authority, in rehabilitation under the supervision of a government office, who spends most hours of the day in rehabilitation.Authorization regarding active participation to the rehabilitation process.
A person studying in an Ulpan (Hebrew language course)Those who attend morning studies 5 days a week in a framework of the Ministry of Alya and Absorption.Authorization regarding participation to the Ulpan


Persons living in a shelter or in the streets

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
A woman living in a shelter for battered womenA woman who is living in a shelter for battered women for over 30 consecutive days.Authorization by the social worker regarding her arrival in and departure from the shelter.
HomelessA person known as living on the streets by the Social Services Bureau of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare.Monthly authorization from the social worker regarding his cooperation.


Addictions

Who is entitled to the exemption?Under what conditions?Required Documents
AlcoholicThose recognized as an alcoholic by a certified diagnosis centerAuthorization on behalf of the certified agent
Recovering alcoholicThose recognized as a recovering alcoholic by a certified diagnosis centerAuthorization of participation within relevant recovery center
Drug addictThose recognized as a drug addict by a certified diagnosis centerAuthorization on behalf of the association "Haderech"
Recovering drug addictThose recognized as a recovering drug addict by a certified diagnosis centerAuthorization of participation from the community of treatment


Minors

Anyone under 18 is exempt from reporting to the Employment Service.

Elderly people

Anyone who reached retirement age is exempt from reporting to the Employment Service.

General distress

A person finding himself in severe distress due to a disaster or an unexpected event may be exempt from reporting to the Employment Service for a period of up to two months. In order to obtain the exemption in such a case, you have to approach the Income Support Department of the branch of the National Insurance Institute nearest your place of residence.