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 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 childThe son or daughter of an insured person (including foster child, adopted child and grandchild supported entirely by the insured person, except for a married child) who meets one of the following conditions: *up to age 18; *if completing his studies at a post-elementary educational institution or studying in a framework to complete matriculation exams, or having a learning disability and studying in a framework recognized by the NII– up to age 20; *if in a pre-army IDF framework – up to age 20;* if a volunteer in a framework of public service for up to 12 months and his army service is deferred due to this volunteering – up to age 21; *if serving compulsory service in the IDF – up to age 24; *if serving in the voluntary National Service – up to age 24;*if studying in an "atuda" framework and deferring army service due to studies – up to age 24. 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).
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
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.
such a case, the grant is not paid automatically and a death grant claim form must be submitted.