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...
If a pregnancy bed rest benefit has been approved, you will be entitled to a payment in accordance with your salary (based on which you have paid insurance contributions) and up to a maximum of NIS 297.17 per day, for each day of pregnancy bed rest.
The benefit is paid on the 20th of each month for the previous month.
You can use a pregnancy bed rest benefit simulator for an easy and fast calculation of the benefit rate.
The rate of daily benefit to which you will be entitled is the higher of the following two amounts:
In other words, if you stopped working in July for pregnancy bed rest purposes, your benefit will be calculated based on your average wage between April and June, or between January and June, whichever is higher.
If you are self-employed, please note that your income will, at first, be determined based on the advance payments you have made to the National Insurance Institute.Then, upon receiving your income tax assessment, your income will be determined by the assessment of the current or the previous year - whichever is higher.
If there has been a decrease in your salary in the six months
preceding the cessation of work due to illness, accident, strike, work stoppage, a death in the
family or for any other reason beyond your control, and you hold
relevant authorizations, the NII will examine the possibility of calculating the rate of the benefit in another manner in accordance with your occupation:
If, after receiving payment of pregnancy bed rest benefit, your employer has paid to you additional payments such as convalescence pay, clothing, bonuses and so forth, you must submit a claim for payment of differentials on the benefit - for more information, click here.
From the pregnancy bed rest benefit are deducted following sums:
Benefit rate Updated to Jan 01, 2020