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 survivors’ grant is paid to a widower or a widow in the following cases:
If his income is high – he will lose his eligibility for a survivor's pension and receive a survivors grant. Even if, in the future, his
income decreased, he would no longer be entitled to a survivor's
If his income is low –
he will continue to receive a survivors grant.If his income increased in the future, his income increased, he would lose his eligibility for a survivors pension and receive a survivors grant.If his income decreased in the future, his eligibility for a survivors pension would be renewed, and the grant paid to him deducted at 100% from the survivors grant due to him.
Grant rate - amount equal to 36 installments of the monthly pension.
Here is a calculator by means of which you can examine your entitlement to a survivors' pension or grant.