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...
A father meeting the conditions of entitlement can replace his spouse for a share of the birth and parenthood period, or take a paternity leave for a period of 7 days, together with his spouse - on account of the days to which she is entitled. The period of birth and parenthood leave for both
spouses will not exceed 15 weeks.
You can take a period of birth and parenthood as follows:
You can stay with your spouse during the birth and parenthood period for 7 days, on account of your spouse's days of entitlement.For instance: a mother entitled to a 15 weeks birth and parenthood period - should you stay with her for a week, the mother will be granted allowances for 14 weeks, and you for a week.
Please note, those days are deduced from the last week of the mother's birth and parenthood period, you will therefore not be able to stay with her during the last week of that period
Please note, a birth and parenthood period taken by both parents together must occur within the female spouse's period of entitlement.
You can replace your spouse during the birth and parenthood period, only after 6 weeks had elapsed since the day of delivery, and as long as the duration of your replacement is 7 consecutive days at least.
For instance: your female spouse took a leave
during the 6 first weeks, then you took the remaining 9 weeks. You can also
split the leave: 8 weeks only, and one week together with you female spouse.
Replacement by the male spouse applies for the remaining period of leave, and the spouses will not be able to switch again.
For your information,
Whether the mother is not able to care for her newborn due to her health (based on a physician advice) - you will be allowed to replace her at any stage of the birth and parenthood period, however, in any case, that period of replacement shall be of 7 consecutive days at least.