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...
A birth grant is a payment made to a new mother to cover some of the initial expenses of the birth. The grant is paid automatically to the mother within a month of the day of delivery on the bank account on which children allowances are paid, or, for a first childbirth - on her bank account as disclosed to the hospital.
A mother will be entitled to a birth grant under the following conditions:
You are a Israeli residentA person whose life is centered in Israel. Criteria for determining this include: Israel is your permanent place of residence, where your family resides, where your children go to school, your primary place of work, or where you are studying. , or the wife of a Israeli resident (even when birth took place outside of Israel).
If you are not residing in Israel, you may be entitled to a grant if you were working in Israel at the time of your pregnancy, or your spouse has been working and employed in Israel for at least 6 consecutive months before childbirth (not including of the Palestinian autonomous areas), and provided that the delivery took place in Israel.
The rate of the birth grant paid to you is based on the number of children in the family:
If you gave birth to twins, you will receive a grant of NIS 9,613 .
For triplets, you will receive a grant of NIS 14,420 .
Intended parents (surrogacy) who received more than one infant from close childbirths, may be entitled to the birth grant paid for twins or triplets, depending of the number of received infants - to examine your rights, please contact your local NII branch.
The birth grant is generally paid to new mothers automatically, and there is no need to submit a claim. Upon reception of a confirmation of birth from the hospital, the grant shall be paid on the new mother's bank account.