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 National Insurance Institute cares for all individuals and families in Israel who are unable to support themselves on their own, and pays them an income support benefit.
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.
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).
An income support benefit is also paid to children who are either orphans by losing both parents or abandoned by them.
The benefit is paid starting with the month in which the claim was submitted to the National Insurance; there is no retroactive payment of this benefit. It is therefore important to submit the claim without delay.
Due to the security situation, bureaus of the Employment Service will be closed to the public across the country.Updates on the matter are published
on the Employment Service's website.
Please note that the rights of jobseekers will be preserved.