Benefits for a Child Orphaned due to Domestic Violence


​A child whose parent has been killed due to an act of domestic violence his or her spouse, is entitled to a special monthly allowance.

The allowance is paid for a child beside other benefits such as child allowance or survivors pension.

Conditions of entitlement

  • The killed parent was an Israeli resident.
  • The parent's live was taken by his or her partner, whether or not they were married.
  • The State Attorney has determined the existence of a reasonable ground to assume that the death was the result of domestic violence.

Children for which an allowance is paid?

The allowance is paid for each child under 18 years old, including for an adopted child and a stepchild.

An allowance is paid for a child who already turned 18 in the following instances:

  • The child has not yet reached the age of 20 and is studying in high school, or in a pre-military framework of the IDF.
  • The child has not yet reached the age of 21, if he is volunteering in a military or national service.
  • The child has not yet reached the age of 24, if he is serving in compulsory army service in the IDF, in national service, or as part of "Atuda" of IDF (pre-military studies).

Amount of the allowance - as of Jan 01, 2022

The amount of the allowance is determined in accordance with the number of children in the family and the Average Wage of National Insurance Law rate in the economy on the day of the murder.
Until December 2021, the allowance calculation basis stood at 75% of the average wage under National Insurance Law.
From January 2022, the calculation basis has been raised to 100% of the average wage - NIS 10,551 .

  • For one child – payment of a benefit amounting to 60% of the average wage NIS 6,331 .
  • For two children – payment of a benefit amounting to 80% of the average wage NIS 8,441 .
  • For three children – payment of a benefit amounting to 90% of the average wage NIS 9,496 .
  • For four or more children – payment of a benefit amounting to 100% of the average wage NIS 10,551 .

How to submit a claim for the allowance?