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...
To be eligible for a pregnancy bed rest benefit, you must meet all following conditions of entitlement:
You are an Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. .
You are a salaried employee or self-employed, and have paid insurance
contributions for at least the last six of the 14 months
that preceded the date on which you stopped working due to the need for bed rest. If you didn't work for six months, there are other months that can be included into the qualifying period despite they are not working months - For more information, click here.
You may be entitled to the benefit if one of the following grounds occurred for at least 30 days:
Pregnancy bed rest period must be of at least 30 consecutive days. In case of bed rest interruption, any additional time of bed rest shall be of at least 14 days.
If you were in pregnancy bed rest for less than 30 days, you may be entitled to the benefit if you meet all following conditions:
Please note: A
gynecologist on behalf of the NII verifies if the ground of the pregnancy bed rest request is in accordance with the law. The doctor is entitled to request clarifications and
information on anything pertaining to the medical authorization. He has the authority to disapprove the claim when the medical circumstances do not
justify bed rest, or when the woman's type of work or occupation do not
constitute a risk to the mother or to her fetus, as stated by law.
Traveling abroad during pregnancy bed rest revokes eligibility for the benefit.
The benefit will be paid to you, only if you do not receive any payment from another entity regarding days of pregnancy bed rest, such as sick pay from employer, employer's insurance, etc.
Please note that sick leave can be obtained from your employer as well as a pregnancy bed rest benefit from the National Insurance.If you have accrued sick leave days - you can choose between using those sick leave days (in part or in full) during the pregnancy bed rest or receive a pregnancy bed rest benefit from the National Insurance, provided that you meet the conditions of entitlement.
If you do receive another benefit from the NII, you can, under certain circumstances, receive pregnancy bed rest benefit as well - to check the possibility of receiving more than one benefit, click here.
If your claim to a pregnancy bed rest claim is denied - you may, in certain circumstances, be entitled to a disability pension.