Death grant


A death grant is paid to the spouse of a deceased who received, until he passed away, one of the following benefits: old age, survivors, general disability, income support, attendance allowance, work disability pension or Prisoners of Zion benefit.

If the deceased had no spouse, the grant is paid to his child of the benefit recipient, provided that the child meets the definition of a child under the law.

A child who meets that definition within a year of the parent's death, will be entitled to receive a death grant.

The grant amounts to NIS 8,915 (as of Jan 01, 2020).

Payment of the grant

In general, the death grant is paid automatically.

If you believe that you are eligible for a death grant and did not receive it, you should submit a death grant payment claim form.

If you have already submitted a claim for a survivor's pension, there is no need to complete a form for the payment of a death grant (a claim for a survivors pension also includes a death grant claim).

Special cases

Death of the spouse of a person receiving an old age pension in addition to an income supplement

If the spouse of a person receiving an old age pension with income supplement dies, the recipient will paid death grant automatically, and there is no need to submit a claim.

Death of both spouses within a short interval

If both spouses successively died within a short period time of one another, a death grant will be paid to the person who assumed most of tombstone expenses, provided that all conditions below are met:
  1. The surviving spouse was entitled to receive the death grant for his/her deceased spouse, and did not receive it.
  2. The second spouse died within 100 days after the death of the first spouse.
  3. The first spouse has no child as defined by the National Insurance Law.

In such a case, the grant is not paid automatically and a death grant claim form must be submitted.