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...
Those who come to a Medical Commission, may be entitled to the reimbursement of expenses, for the following expenses:
You will be entitled to the reimbursement of your expenses on special transportation if the Medical Board's members or a doctor of the Institute have certified that you cannot use public transportation due to your medical condition, the absence of public transportation from your place of residence to the place where the Board's location, or the absence of transportation at the adequate time considering time scheduled for your Board meeting.
Travel expenses are paid according to the vehicle that was deemed suitable under the circumstances.
Residents of Eilat will be entitled to a return of flight expenses, based on a photocopy of the airline ticket.
If you have limited mobility and you chose to arrive with your private vehicle – the reimbursement will be according to the rate given to a state employee with a service vehicle.
You will be entitled to a return of accommodation expenses if you are force to stay outside your place of residence for a period of at least 24 consecutive hours, and the place where you have been asked to report is at least 50 kilometers away from your place of residence. In order to receive a reimbursement of accommodation expenses you must produce the appropriate receipts.
You may be entitled to receive reimbursement of your living expenses, if the following two conditions are met:
- You are forced to stay outside your place of residence after 19:00 for a total of at least 4 hours.- The distance from your place of residence to the place you must report to for the board is at least 40 kilometers.
Reimbursement is made in the following manner:
The person accompanying an insured to a Medical Board, may be entitled to the reimbursement of his incurred expenses, if a doctor of the National Insurance Institute or Medical Board's members have certified that the examined individual needs an escort. Payment is made under the same rules that apply to the reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by the insured.
For a transport in ambulance or taxicab, expenses are not reimbursed to the accompanying person, unless he incurred additional expenses beside those of the insured.
To receive reimbursement for one expense or more, you must fill out an expenses reimbursement form and provide all relevant receipts and authorizations. These documents may be sent as follows: