Benefit rates

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 331 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.

Calculation method

The rate of daily benefit to which you will be entitled is the higher of the following two amounts:

  • Your salary during the three full months that preceded cessation of work, divided by 90.
  • Your salary during the six full months that preceded cessation of work, divided by 180.

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.

Salary supplement for calculating the benefit

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:

  • Self-employed woman - if there has been a decrease in your annual income due to pregnancy, we will calculate the rate of the benefit to which you are entitled based on your income during previous tax year (if that is the case).
  • Salaried employee - if you did not receive a full salary in the 6 months preceding the cessation of work, we will examine the possibility of calculating the benefit based on a higher salary, or on months prior to those of the salary drop.

Receiving differentials on the benefit

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.

Deductions from the benefit payment

From the pregnancy bed rest benefit are deducted following sums:

  • Income tax - if you have an authorization for an income tax discount or exemption, you have to submit it to the NII or to the Income Tax Authority in order to receive a refund.
  • National and health insurance contributions - in accordance with your income.

Benefit rate as of Jan 01, 2024