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...
Before you travel abroad, it is important that you carefully read the explanations presented hereafter regarding your entitlement to an income supplement during your stay abroad.
During your stay abroad you can continue to receive an income supplement for up to 72 days at most (consecutive or not consecutive) in one calendar year (January 1 through December 31).Your eligibility for the supplement depends on the number of stays abroad and the amount of days spent there each time.
Staying abroad for 100 days or more in a single trip or several trips in the same year, or travelling abroad for the fifth time in the same year - will result in the loss of your entitlement to the income supplement for the periods of stay abroad during that year (from January 1 to December 31). If you have already received that year a payment for previous periods, you will be forced to return the money you have received.
You may be entitled to a supplement according to the following criteria:
Your eligibility to receive a supplement for all periods of stay abroad for all your travels that year will be denied, and you will be forced to return to the National Insurance Institute the money received as supplement for previous periods in that year.
In calculating periods spent abroad:
If a person goes abroad due to the death of an immediate family member (a spouse, parent, child, or sibling) for a maximum of 3 weeks, this exit may, at the NII discretion, not be taken into account in the calculation of the number of exits for that calendar year.
If a person travels abroad in order to receive a medical treatment that is impossible to receive in Israel, or to accompany an ill family member for purposes of receiving such a medical treatment, and has been granted an exit authorization by the Ministry of Health, he or she will continue to receive the income supplement while staying abroad, though for not more than 6 months.
You are required to notify your local branch of the National Insurance Institute about any of your exit abroad, and if you are married, to notify, too, about your spouse's travel abroad.