Splitting the pension of an institutionalized recipient


When an old-age pension recipient is institutionalized in a public institution recognized by the National Insurance Institute, and more than half of his living expenses are assumed by this institution in which he is institutionalized, the allowance is split between him and the public institution.

Benefit split is made upon request transferred by the public institution, and differs according to the institutionalized's marital status.

Monthly allowance split method:

Single/widower/divorced who is recipient of an old-age pension without income supplement:

  • Allowance of the institutionalized of NIS 561 (as of Jan 01, 2020).
  • Deduction of health insurance from the allowance NIS 200 (as of Jan 01, 2020).
  • The allowance balance is transferred to the public institution.

Single/widower/divorced who is recipient of an old-age pension with income supplement:

  • Allowance of the institutionalized of NIS 477 (as of Jan 01, 2020).
  • Deduction of health insurance from the allowance NIS 104 (as of Jan 01, 2019).
  • The allowance balance is transferred to the public institution.

Old-age pension recipient with a spouse:

His allowance is split between him, his spouse and the public institution, based on breakdown rates set forth in regulation.

Please note, if the institutionalized owes a debt to the National Insurance Institute, his allowance will not be affected, and the debt will be repaid upon balance amounts after payment of the allowance and health insurance deduction.