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, a married woman may be entitled to a special old-age benefit as of the age of entitlement to old-age pensionThis age of entitlement is set at 70 for both men and and women, and eligibility for an old-age pension is not subject to a means test. , provided that her spouse is not receiving a pension under the law.
Important: unlike the regular old-age pension, the special old-age benefit is subject to an income test even after the age of entitlement to an old-age pension.
Please note that those whose income only slightly exceed the allowed income that he was attributed in the income test - may be entitled to a special old-age benefit at a reduced rate.
The amounts of the special benefit are equivalent to the basic old-age pension rates (for an individual and for a person receiving an income supplement for a spouse or children) without seniority increment or pension deferral increment. Eligibility for an income supplement will be examined according to the conditions of entitlement.
You must submit a special old-age benefit claim form and attach to it an immigrant's card and any other document proving your entitlement to the benefit (the list of required documents appears on the claim form). The claim for income supplement is enclosed in appendix to the claim form.
The claim can be submitted through our website's documents sending service or sent to your local branch by regular mail, fax or in the service box of the branch.
The special benefit is paid on the 28th of the month, as of the 1st of the month in which the claim was submitted.
In the transition from a disability pension to a special old-age benefit - the benefit is paid from the date on which the disability pension payment is discontinued.
A person who receives a special old-age benefit and leaves the country for any reason - must inform the National Insurance about his departure. A non-reported departure abroad may cause the accumulation of debts toward the National Insurance.