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...
Women please note:
An Israeli resident who emigrated from Israel and returned, and has not been in Israel for the specified qualifying period, may be entitled, under certain circumstances, to a special old age benefit.
The rates of the special benefit (for an individual and for someone who has dependents) are equivalent to the old age pension rates specified in the National Insurance Law. However, no seniority increment or pension deferral increment are paid. An income supplement is paid according to the conditions of entitlement.
In order to receive a special benefit, a person must submit a claim on the Special Old-Age Benefit form at the local National Insurance Institute branch. The claimant must attach their immigrant's card and any other document that can prove their entitlement to the benefit.
The Income Supplement Claim form is attached to the Special Old Age Benefit form (a list of the required documents appears on the claim form).The claim may be submitted by means of our website's documents sending service.
The special benefit is paid on the 28th of the month and only from the 1st of the month in which the claim was submitted (the benefit for the period that preceded the month in which the claim was submitted will be paid under certain circumstances).
In the transition from a disability to a special old age benefit, the benefit is paid from the date on which the disability pension ceases.
If a person intends to leave Israel for any reason, he or she must inform the National Insurance Institute. If one departs without doing so, he or she may accumulate debts that will be required to be paid to the National Insurance Institute.