Claim for payment of differentials in maternity allowance

An employed woman or employed man who have received maternity allowance from the National Insurance, may be entitled to the payment of differentials on the maternity allowance paid to them, in the following cases:
  • After receiving the maternity allowance from the National Insurance, she or he received from their employer an additional payment (such as vacation pay, clothing allowance or a bonus) within 11 months since the first day of eligibility for the allowance, that relates to the period upon which the allowance was calculated. Entitlement to the supplement is granted when the additional payment exceeds one quarter of the minimum wage - NIS 1,393 (as of Apr 01, 2023).
  • She or he received wage differentials from her or his employer for the period of work that preceded the payment of their benefit from the National Insurance Institute.

Submitting a request for payment of differentials

To receive the differentials to which one is entitled, one must submit a claim form for the payment of differentials and attach a computerized or handwritten wage detail from the employer, including the additional payment or differentials you were paid.

The claim and required documents can be sent as follows:

The claim may be submitted to the National Insurance Institute no later than 12 months from the day the employer paid the wage differentials.