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...
Salaried or self-employed individuals who initiated a surrogacy procedure, will be entitled to a birth and parenthood period at the same rate of the maternity allowances paid to the surrogate mother, subject to the conditions of entitlement.
The birth and parenthood leave period will start:
- intended parents who continue to work after receiving the
child in their custody - may be denied entitlement to the maternity allowance during that period.
A claim for maternity allowance for the intended mother (BL/356) as well as a claim for payment of paternity allowance for the intended father (BL/360) - must be submitted within a 12-month deadline since the reception of the child in the intended parents' custody.
You can submit a claim together with required documents to your local branch directly by means of the document sending service on the website.