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...
A person injured by a hostile act who submitted a claim for disability benefit will be summoned to appear before a Medical Board, who has the authority to determine the degree of his disability for a temporary or permanent period based on the severity of the injury.
The Medical Board is authorized to determine your disability degree only in relation to an injury or illness related to the hostile act.
When there is a single injury the disability degree is the same as the degree of that injury.
For example: for someone who has a disability degree of 40% due to a single injury, his overall disability degree will be 40%.
When there are several injuries, each with a separate degree of disability – the disability degrees are weighted.
For example: when there are two injuries, the first at a degree of 60% and the second at a degree of 30%, the first disability degree will be 60% and the second will be 12%, which are 30% of the remaining 40%. The overall disability will be 72%.
When there are two injuries or more in paired organsFor example: when there is an injury in both hands or in both legs, the Medical Board is allowed to connect the disability degrees of these organs.For example: a 40% disability in one hand and a 30% disability in another hand will equal a 70% overall disability degree.However, the final degree of disability may not exceed 100%.For example: a disability degree of 40% in one leg and 70% in the other leg will equal 100% overall disability and not 110%.
to the law and regulations, a Medical Board may establish special degrees of
disability for a disabled person. The amount of compensation for a special
degree of disability (+100) equals 140% of disability.
If your degree of disability is a temporary one, you will be summoned to appear before the Medical Board a second time.
If you believe that your medical condition has deteriorated following the injury caused by the hostile act, and six months have elapsed from the Board’s decision regarding your disability, you may request a reexamination of your condition. The request must be accompanied by a doctor’s approval attesting to the change.
Appealing against the decision of the Medical Board before the Medical Appeals Board.