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...
Paternity allowance is paid in one installment, on your own or joint bank account you share with your spouse.Allowance rate is calculated according to your income (liable to the payment of insurance contributions) and up to a maximum amount of NIS 1,485.83 (as of Jan 01, 2020) per day.
You can use a for an easy and fast calculation of paternity allowance (in Hebrew).
The daily rate of paternity allowance to which you are entitled is the higher of the two sums below :
In other words, if you stopped working in the middle of July, your benefit is calculated based on your salary from April to June, or January to June, whichever is higher.
If you are self-employed, please note that your salary will initially be evaluated according to advance payments you have made to the NII. In the next phase, upon receiving your income tax assessment, your salary will be determined based on this assessment or that of the previous year - whichever is higher.
Those who are both salaried employee an self-employed - you will be entitled to paternity allowance for all of your incomes, but not exceeding the maximum daily rate of paternity allowance, provided you did accrue an entitling qualifying period as a salaried employee or a self-employed worker - each separately.
A salaried employee - 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 - you are required to send to us relevant authorizations, enabling us to examine the possibility of calculating the allowance amount rate based on a higher income, or earlier months.
If, after receiving payment of paternity allowance, your employer made further payments, such as convalescence, clothing, bonuses and so forth, you have to submit a claim for payment of differentials on paternity allowance - for more information, click here.
From the amount of the allowance are deducted the following sums: