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...
Please note that in order to receive the pension, a claimant must have a bank account. The claim must include the name of the bank, its address, and the account number to which the pension is to be transferred.
If there is no bank near the claimant's place of residence, the pension will be paid at the post office or the mobile post office, according to the decision of the claims officer.
The pension must be collected at the post office no later than the 19th of the month after the month of the payment. A pension that is not collected from the post office by that date will be added to one of the subsequent payments. If a pension is not collected for 3 consecutive months, payment will be stopped pending clarifications.
Please note, the National Insurance Institute pays the pension by cheque, online mail or a chargeable card only to people with debts who cannot open a bank account.
The pension of a person living in an institution and whose maintenance is paid for mostly by a public entity will be divided at the request of the public entity between the recipient, the public entity and the recipient's dependents.
If, in the opinion of the National Insurance Institute, a person cannot collect their pension due to medical constraints, it will be paid to the person appointed to receive it by the National Insurance Institute (notification to that effect will be sent in advance).
A person can request that the National Insurance Institute change the place of payment of their pension at any time by submitting the Notification of Change of Personal Details form. To this application one must attach authorization from the bank noting details of the bank and joint holders of the account. To submit the application to change the place of payment one must please contact the National Insurance Institute branch closest to their place of residence.