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...
and widowers entitled to a survivor's pension receive their pension
together with an increment for their children who are living with them.
the children are not living with their parent entitled to the pension,
the benefit for a child will be paid to whoever pays for his
maintenance, such as the Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services
which covers maintenance expenses for children living in dorms or a
certain conditions, an orphan aged 18 or more can himself receive the
increment paid for him with his parent's survivors' pension.
For a member of a kibbutz or a cooperative settlement (moshav) – The pension can be paid, upon his request, to the account of the kibbutz or the settlement.
For a person residing in an institution whose maintenance is mostly paid for by a public body – The pension can be divided, upon request of the public body, between the person and the public body.
orphan is entitled to a survivors' pension in his own right if his
parent does not receive such a pension; for example, the parent is
divorced, or the parent decided to receive a general disability pension
or work disability pension instead of the survivors' pension to which he
The pension for the orphan is paid to:
An orphan who has reached the age of 18 may in some cases receive the pension directly to his own bank account.