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...
If a person who receives an unemployment benefit has income from work or from occupation (self-employed) or from work pension during the period of his unemployment – this income shall be deducted from his unemployment benefit.
Your average daily income from work will be deduced from unemployment benefits per day to which you are entitled. Average daily income from work is calculated by dividing gross salary by the number of working days.
If your average daily income from work is lower than unemployment benefit per day, you will only receive the difference.
If your average daily income from work is higher than unemployment benefit per day, unemployment benefit will not be paid for those days.
If you have worked only a few days per month and related income is lower than unemployment benefit per day due you, you may submit a request to Employment Service not to account those days as part of your unemployment days. This way, you will receive unemployment benefit only for the days on which you did noit work and without deduction of income from work whatsoever. Salary slip attesting the number of working days and amount of salary must be sent every month to the NII.
Despite the above, if after your first apearance at Employment Service, you have found a job with a salary that is lower than unemployment benefit due you, and you have worked at it, you may receive a grant for work at low wages, under certain conditions.
Your average daily income from occupation will be deduced from unemployment benefits per day to which you are entitled. Average daily income from occupation is calculated by dividing monthly income from occupation by 30.
If your average daily income from occupation is lower than unemployment benefit per day, you will only receive the difference.
If your average daily income from occupation is higher than unemployment benefit per day, unemployment benefit will not be paid for those days.
Self-employed person's income is calculated based on yearly income and may not refer to specific months.
The final calculation of the unemployment benefit due to a self-employed worker shall be made after receiving the final assessment from Income Tax Authority.
Your daily income from retirement pension will be deduced from unemployment benefits per day to which you are entitled. Daily income from retirement pension is calculated by dividing monthly pension by 30.
A pension slip must be submitted to the NII for the first month for which you are claiming an unemployment benefit.
By contrast with retirement pension, when you stopped working due to a health condition or a temporary or permanent medical problem that are not ground for compulsory retirement from work, but for which a pension was paid to you by an insurance company during that period, that income will not be considered as a retirement pension and will thus not be deducted from unemployment benefit.
However, for employers who require, in case of impaired heath condition, retirement for work as a prerequisite to receive a pension (for instance: government offices, police, prison service, etc.), the pension paid shall be considered as retirement pension and will thereby be deducted from unemployment benefit.
You may claim unemployment benefit with respect to the work from which you were fired. Unemployment benefit will be calculated according to the income liable to insurance contributions that you have earned from both employers in the last six months prior to the termination of employment. The income you continue to receive from the second employer will be deducted from your unemployment benefit.
You must submit, every month, a wage slip as proof of the number of your working days and wage.