Conditions for entitlement

A woman who gave birth in a hospital or was hospitalized immediately after the childbirth is entitled to a birth grant, if she falls under one of the following categories:

  1. An Israeli resident or the wife of an Israeli resident (even if the birth took place outside of Israel).
  2. A woman who has been working in Israel or whose spouse has been working and employed in Israel for at least the six consecutive months preceding the birth, even if they are not Israeli residents (except for residents of the Palestinian autonomous areas), provided that the birth took place in Israel.
  • As of June 1, 2017, due to law amendment even those who did not need an hospitalization in relation to childbirth may, under certain conditions, be entitled to a birth grant.
  • If the woman who gave birth is no longer alive, her spouse or the newborn's guardian is entitled to receive the birth grant.