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 use a simulator to check your entitlement to a long-term care benefit
The applicant is an 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. who has reached retirement age.
Whether the Israeli resident status was given to you only after reaching retirement age, you may be entitled to a long-term care benefit if you did Aliyah under the Law of Return or received an immigrant absorption basket from the Ministry of Integration.
Entitlement to long-term care benefit is established according to your income. The income's amount and influence over the benefit differ depending on your marital status.
Income calculation when both spouses require long-term careWhen both spouses require long-term care, the income of the couple are combined, then divided by 2 and the resulting amount will be held as a single person income for purposes of income examination.
Amount of income as of Jan 01, 2023
Amount of benefit
Up to NIS 10,551
Over NIS 10,552 and up to 15,827
Benefit reduced by 50%
Up to NIS 15,827
Over NIS 15,828 and up to 23,740
For more information incomes taken into account or not in the income examination - click here
The applicant needs either the help of others in performing everyday functionsDressing, eating, control and urine and bowel movements, washing, mobility in the home., or home supervision for his safety or the safety of those around him.
In order to establish your degree of dependency, we will examine your functioning capacity. For more information regarding the examination, click here.
Those living at their home our in sheltered housing are entitled to long-term care.
A person living in a long-term care institution cannot be entitled unless staying in a department for frail or independent persons.
Entitlement will be denied if you are placed in a long-term care division, a mentally frails division, in geriatric hospital, or in an institution where most maintenance expenses are funded by a public body (State Ministries, local authorities).
If a you have started to receive a long-term care benefit and are interested in living in a nursing
home, you must fill out a form for the Authorization of residence in an institution/retirement home, and send it to the NII branch in charge of your file, in order to examine your eligibility for the benefit.
Whether you receive one of the following benefits, you must choose between that benefit and the long-term care benefit:
Please note, if you are receiving from the Ministry of Defense a special needs increment, you may receive it together with a long-term care benefit from the NII.