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...
Maternity allowances are paid to the working woman who took a birth and parenthood period of leave, and are intended to compensate her salary loss during her leave period at the occasion of the pregnancy and birth.
The pregnant mother (surrogate) can be entitled to maternity allowance like any other new mother, in accordance with the conditions of entitlement.
Eligibility for maternity allowance is granted from the day of birth
Claim form for maternity allowance to surrogate mother (BL/356) - must be submitted within 12 months of the day the child was received in the intended parents' care.
You may submit the claim along with required documents, directly to the branch in your home area, through the website's online documents delivery service.
To learn more about the calculation of maternity allowance, click here.
In some cases, one may be entitled to extend the duration of birth and parenthood leave and to receive additional maternity allowances during the extension.
For further details, click here.
For more information about childbirth allowance - click here.