Upon the death of a person who received an old age, survivors or general disability allowance, income support, attendance allowance, work disability pension or Prisoners of Zion benefit from the National Insurance Institute, a lump-sum grant is paid to the person who was the deceased’s spouse at the time of his or her death.
If there is no spouse, the grant is paid to the child of the benefit recipient, provided that the child meets the definition of a child under the National Insurance Law within a year of the parent's death.
The grant amounts to NIS 8,757 (as of Jan 01, 2014).
A person who believes they are eligible for a death grant and has not received it should submit a claims form.
If a person has have already submitted a claim for a survivor's pension, there is no need to fill in an application for a
death grant, since the claim for a survivor's pension includes that for a death
of the spouse of a person receiving an old age pension in addition to an income
the spouse of a person receiving an old age pension in addition to an income
supplement dies, the recipient of the supplement will automatically receive a
death grant, and there is no need to submit a claim.
of both spouses within a short time
both spouses die within a short time of one another, the death grant will be
paid to the person who bore the major expense for the tombstone, on condition
that all the following apply:
such a case, the grant is not paid automatically and a claims form for a death grant must be submitted.