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...
Eligibility for income support benefit is reviewed for a family unit, we therefore consider, in examining eligibility, the income and occupations of your spouse and yourself. If both of you met the
conditions of entitlement, a
claim for income support benefit should be submitted.
Those who are incapable of working are exempt from reporting to the Employment Service. These include, for example, prisoners performing public service, mothers of children up to age two, drug addicts, and others.
A person who has submitted a claim for a disability pension, and his claim has not yet been approved, can submit a claim for income support benefit in the meantime. In such a case he must meet one of the "situations of entitlement" to the benefit (including the condition of reporting to the Employment Service).
In addition, income support benefits are paid to children who were either orphaned or abandoned by both parents.
The benefit is paid starting with the month in which the claim was submitted to the NII; there is no retroactive payment of this benefit.
It is therefore important to submit the claim without delay.