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...
If an insured person was not entitled to an old age pension at the first age (retirement age) because of high income, they will be entitled to one at the second age (age of entitlement to old age pension) irrespective of their income.
The age of entitlement to an old age pension for men is 70.
The age of entitlement to an old age pension for women is in accordance to their date of birth, as detailed in the following table:
Age of entitlement to old age pensions for women
Date of birth (month and year)
Age of entitlement to old age pension
65 and 4 months
65 and 8 months
66 and 4 months
66 and 8 months
67 and 4 months
67 and 8 months
68 and 4 months
68 and 8 months
69 and 4 months
69 and 8 months
To calculate one's retirement age and eligibility for an old age pension, click here (Hebrew).