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 NII covers expenses related to the hospitalization of the mother, payments are made directly to the hospital.
The mother entitled to a birth grant is also entitled to see her hospitalization expenses covered.
In following cases, you have to approach a NII branch up to 2 months prior to estimated date of birth, in order to examine your right to hospitalization grant:
If you are entitled to hospitalization grant, we will send an authorization to the hospital after childbirth.
Hospitalization grant is a uniform payment amounting to NIS 14,980 (as of Apr 01, 2021).
In case of premature childbirth, the hospital will be paid an increment for hospitalization amounting to NIS 237,689 (as of Apr 01, 2021), under the following conditions:
A mother who gave birth abroad or in Israel in a hospital with which the National Insurance Institute does not have an agreement should submit a Claim for Hospitalization Grant to the NII.
The National Insurance Institute covers the cost of transporting a woman in labor, by means of a Magen David Adom ambulance. Payment is made directly to Magen David Adom, and the mother is exempt from payment.