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...
Living allowances are paid for orphans children (as of the 9th grade) who attend an educational institution and devote most of their time their studies.
Living allowances are paid to the parent or the person who take care of the children (guardian).
Please note, if a public entity receives a survivors pension on behalf of the child, living allowance will not be paid to that public entity. In this case, the child's family (parent, relatives or guardian) are those entitled to living allowance for the child.
The conditions of entitlement to a living allowance are:
The parent can be entitled to living allowance for the child if his income and those of the child are below NIS 12,028 per month.If the parent has more than one child, the amount of income entitling to the payment of living allowance increases by NIS 739 for each child.For instance: for a parent with two children, the amount of allowed income is NIS 12,767 per month.Please note, the income from allowances paid by the National Insurance Institute and the child's income from work are not take into account. Moreover, if the parent is a salaried employee, other incomes are not taken into account, such as: survivors' pension (up to NIS 8,460 ), benefits from the Ministry of Defense and from the Treasury.
The monthly amount of living allowance is determined in accordance with the survivors' pension paid to the parent:
Please note, an orphaned from both parents, who receives two survivors' pensions, is entitled to a double amount of living allowance.
Before the start of the school year, the National Insurance Institute sends out the form Claim for a Living Allowance to the parent.
Each school year, a claim for living allowance is to be submitted, with an authorization from the school regarding the child's studies and incomes certificates in attachment.
The form and authorizations may be sent by means of the website or submitted to your local branch.