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...
The rate of the special allowance for a newborn whose woman passed away is 30% of the average wage, which is NIS 3,243 (as of Jan 01, 2022).
Special benefit for a salaried employee
The special benefit is the total income of the spouse during the three months that preceded the date he or she stopped working divided by 90, but no more than a maximum benefit per day as determined by law.
If an employee did not receive a full salary in the three months preceding the date on which he or she stopped working due to sick leave, reserve duty or any other reason beyond his or her control and has the proper documentation, the National Insurance Institute will calculate the special benefit on the basis of the full salary.
The special benefit will be paid only if the rate exceeds the rate of the special allowance per day, and the special allowance will not be paid at the same time as that of the special benefit.
Special benefit for a self-employed spouse
rate of the special benefit is calculated based on the self-employed spouse's income in the three
months preceding the first day of the month in which he or she stopped working, divided by 90, but not exceeding the maximal daily rate.
The benefit will
initially be calculated based on advance payments. In the next stage,
upon receiving final assessments indicating a change in income,
it will be recalculated based on the rate of
In light of an amendment to the law, the benefit of a self-employed spouse whose determining dateThe day on which the insured woman ceased working while pregnant, this pregnancy terminating in a birth. is from 27.4.2016 and onward, will be calculated as follows:
benefit will first be paid based on advance payments. In the next
stage, upon receiving an assessment, the benefit will be recalculated
based upon the current assessment or that of the previous year -
whichever is higher.