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...
In order to receive the birth and parenthood period allowance, one must fill out a claim for payment of vacation pay for an adoptive parent, a foster parent or a biological father who has no spouse. The claimant must attach authorization from the Ministry of Social Affairs on receiving a foster child. The form should be submitted to the local National Insurance Institute branch. The claim may be submitted by mail, by fax or in the service box of the local branch.
In light of an amendment to the law, the allowance of a
self-employed claimant 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:
The allowance will first be paid
based on advance payments. In the next stage, upon receiving an
assessment, the allowance be recalculated based upon the current
assessment or that of the previous year - whichever is higher.
The law will come into effect in 2017 when the assessments for 2016 become available.