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...
Following an amendment to the law, the expression "maternity leave" is changed to "birth and parenthood period".
rate of the birth and parenthood allowance will be calculated based
on the normal wages of intended parents as salaried employees
or self-employed workers, in the three months, or in the six months, preceding the first day of the
month in which they stopped working in order to receive the child, depending on which is higher.
The daily rate
of the birth and parenthood allowance will be calculated based
on their total income over three months, divided by 90, or over six months, divided by 180, but no more than the maximum maternity allowance per day.
a salaried employee did not receive full pay in the three months
preceding the first of the month in which he or she stopped working, the
National Insurance Institute will examine the possibility of providing
him or her with a salary
supplement for these three months or for calculating the salary on
the basis of the months preceding the months in which it
daily rate of the paternity allowance of a self-employed person will
be calculated based on his or her income as a self-employed person in the three
months preceding the first day of the month in which he or she stopped his
work, divided by 90, but not exceeding the maximal daily rate
of the birth and parenthood allowance.
At firs birth and parenthood allowance are calculated based on advance payments, then,
upon receiving final assessments indicating a change in income,
it will be recalculated based on the rate of