Definition of child


Is considered a "child" for purposes of increment to an old-age pension, the Israeli resident who is your son or your daughter (including a stepchild, adopted child, or grandchild fully supported by you, except for a teenager who is married), and meets one of the following conditions:

  • He or she is not yet aged 18;
  • He or she is not yet aged 20, and is completing his/her studies in a post-elementary educational institution or studying for high school diploma, or having a learning impairment and is currently learning within a framework recognized by the National Insurance Institute;
  • He or she is not yet aged 20 and is admitted in a pre-army preparatory institution or liberated in a pre-army framework of the IDF (Kadatz/Taratz are frameworks that have been recognized in this context);
  • He or she is not yet aged 21 and is volunteering for a public goal for up to 12 months, and his or her army service has been deferred due to this volunteer service;
  • He or she is not yet aged 24 (until July 31, 2010 - aged 22*) and is serving in the IDF in compulsory service (period of entitlement is 36 months);
  • He or she is not yet aged 24 (until July 31, 2010 - aged 22*) and is voluntarily serving in a national service framework (recognized by the National Insurance Institute);
  • He or she is not yet aged 24 (until July 31, 2010 - aged 22*), and studies in a "Atuda" and has deferred his or her army service due to studies;
  • (No age limit - A soldier in compulsory army service who served voluntarily for a public goal for one year before age 21, and his or her army service was deferred due to the year of volunteer service. The period of entitlement is 36 months in compulsory service - in effect until July 21 2010*)*

                      

* Definition of "child" for purposes of old-age pension has been expanded for someone for which an increment to the pension is paid on August 1, 2010, and onwards.