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 maternity allowance is paid in one payment into the bank account of the entitled mother.The
maternity allowance is determined according to your income (based on which you have paid insurance contributions) and up to a maximum of NIS 1,655 per day.
For your convenience, you can use a simulator for an simple and fast examination of your eligibility for maternity allowance.
The daily allowance to which you are entitled is the higher of the following amount:
In other words, if you stopped working in the middle of July, your allowance is calculated based on your average wage between April and June, or January and June, whichever is higher.
If in some of the months serving as calculation basis to maternity allowance you were undergoing vocational training or rehabilitation - the income taken into account for these months for purposes of allowance calculation is NIS 6,268 per month.
If you are self-employed, please note that, at first, your income will be determined based on the advanced payments you have paid to the National Insurance Institute. Then, upon receipt of income tax assessment, your income will be determined by current assessment or that of previous tax year - whichever is higher.
If you are both self-employed and a salaried employee - you will be entitled to maternity allowance for all your incomes, though not beyond the maximum amount of maternity allowance per day, and on condition that you have accrued a qualifying period as self-employed and employee - each one separately.
If your wage has been subject to a reduction in the 6 months preceding a cessation of work due to illness, accident, strike, work stoppage, a death in the family or for any other reason beyond your control, and you hold relevant authorizations - we will examine the possibility of calculating the allowance amount in a different manner, in accordance with your activity:
If your income is adversely impacted by the war - don't worry! You might be entitled to an income supplement up to the level of your regular wage, or your maternity allowance would be calculated according to the months preceding the drop in income caused by the war. To that end, one must send us a letter from the employer indicating that the ground of the lower income is caused by the war. This letter can be sent through the document delivery service on the website.
If, after receiving payment of maternity allowance, your employer made further payments, such as convalescence, clothing, bonuses and so forth, which exceed a quarter of the minimum wage, NIS 5,571.75 - you have to submit a claim for payment of differentials on maternity allowance - for more information, click here.
From the amount of the allowance are deducted the following sums:
Allowance rate as of Jan 01, 2024