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...
The following people are eligible to an old age pension in a country with which Israel has no convention:
Entitlement to the old age pension is paid for three months at most. A person who left Israel prior to August 1, 2009, will receive his or her old age pension abroad for six months at most.
Despite the aforementioned limitation, a person who meets the following conditions will be eligible for an old age pension abroad even after 3 months:
He or she was insured for at least 144 complete months in Israel, with 12 months of that period being prior to reaching the age of eligibility for an old age pension, or was insured for 12 months while receiving an old age pension.
The following periods are taken into account In the 144 months of insurance for women:
A woman receiving an old age pension as a housewifeA married woman (except for aguna) whose husband is covered in old-age insurance, or a widow who receives a survivors' pension or a dependents' pension – if she does not work as a salaried employee nor as a self-employed worker. who has left Israel for a country without a ratified a convention with Israel will be eligible for the pension abroad for three months only. Her pension will be renewed upon her return to Israel.
Once a year a claimant must produce a life certificate signed by the consulate or authorized notary or local authority, or social security institute in the country of residence.
If a person is planning to stay abroad for longer than 3 months, he or she must notify the National Insurance Institute (Old Age Department) in writing.