While staying abroad


A person with limited mobility is, among other things, an Israeli resident living in Israel.

A person who received a mobility allowance for at least three consecutive months before leaving the country, will continue to receive this benefit abroad for a period of six months.

A person who received a mobility allowance for less than three consecutive months before travelling abroad and remained abroad for more than one full calendar month (from the 1st of any month to the 30th or 31st of that month), will cease receiving the allowance on the first of the month after the departure.

Following an amendment to the Mobility Agreement, conditions of entitlement to a mobility allowance for those exiting Israel as of July 1, 2017, have changed:

  • A person who received a mobility allowance for at least three consecutive months before leaving the country, will receive it for three months while abroad.
  • A person who received a mobility allowance for less than three consecutive months before travelling abroad and remained abroad for more than one full calendar month (from the 1st of any month to the 30th or 31st of that month), will cease receiving the allowance on the first of the month after the departure.

A person with limited mobility who is not staying in Israel, will not be approved for a standing loan for the purchase of a vehicle and other benefits, until he or she returns to Israel.

In addition to receiving an allowance for three months abroad, a person with limited mobility living abroad can also receive an allowance for a person without a vehicle amounting to NIS 2,364 (as of Jan 01, 2021) in the following situations:

  • Work abroad for the state: When the person with limited mobility or their spouse or a minor with his or her parents, or an adult living with parents who are guardians, leaves the country on an official mission. Receiving the allowance for a person without a vehicle is neither limited in time nor based on the collection of a mobility allowance prior to leaving Israel as a prerequisite.
  • Work abroad for an Israeli employer: When the person with limited mobility or their spouse or a minor with his or her parents, or an adult living with parents who are guardians, is sent abroad by an Israeli employer. Receiving the allowance for a person without a vehicle is limited to 24 months and based on the collection of mobility allowances for three months prior to leaving Israel as a prerequisite.
  • Medical treatment: When the person with limited mobility leaves Israel for medical treatment (not including spas), receiving the allowance for a person without a vehicle is limited to 24 months and based on the collection of a mobility allowance for three months prior to leaving Israel as a prerequisite.

Please note,

The National Insurance Institute will be entitled to require repayment of the standing loan and the loan from the loans fund (if such a loan was granted), if the person with limited mobility stayed outside of Israel for at least three months.