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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...
We are glad to announce that according to a decision made by the Knesset, as of June 1st, 2021, eligibility for unemployment benefits will be extended in favor of people aged 45 and older who received unemployment benefits during the Covid crisis, and meet the conditions of entitlement to the extension (detailed below).
Important information! The supplement of unemployment days will be automatically updated on your website's Personal Service account in next few days - there is no need to file an extension application.
The supplement of unemployment days will be provided to those who meet the two conditions below:
You have reached 45 by 1.7.2021 (included). It means that you were born up to 1.7.1976 (included).
You were paid unemployment benefits for some or all of the unemployment days initially granted to you between the months of March 2020 and June 2021. Initial unemployment days = 175 or 87 days of eligibility you were granted by law and not according to "Covid crisis emergency regulations".Please note that those who ended their unemployment days in January or February 2020 (before Covid), and obtained unemployment benefits during the corona only based on "Covid crisis emergency regulations", are not eligible for the extension.
Where to find that information? You can check when you started receiving unemployment benefits according to "Covid crisis emergency regulations" on your website's Personal Service account > Under the unemployment tab > Unemployment clarification > Days of eligibility > Remarks
Those who fulfill the conditions of eligibility, will receive a supplement of unemployment days that can be utilized until the 31.12.2021, and after that deadline any remaining days will expire.
The amount of unemployment benefit for the supplement of unemployment days will be 85% of ordinary unemployment benefit.
The amount of unemployment benefit for your remaining unemployment days will be paid at 100% for those with a 12-month qualifying period, and at 90% for those who accrued between 6 and 11 months of qualifying period.
The right to receive unemployment benefits with another allowance has been extended up to 31.12.2021 In that period, unemployment benefits will be accounted as work income instead of double benefits.Additional allowances include: maintenance (alimony), income support, old-age pension (for women between 62 and 67), survivors pension and general disability pension (increment for spouses and children).
The right to receive 100% unemployment benefits for those attending vocational training on behalf of Employment Service has been extended until 31.12.2021 (and not at a 70% rate).All information regarding unemployment benefits during vocational training detailed in this link.
People aged 45 and older who have accumulated a qualifying period (of at least 6 months of work over the last 18 months) and stopped working as of 1.7.21 onwards, may submit a new claim for unemployment benefits instead of the automatic eligibility extension. This means that their unemployment benefits will be calculated upon their updated income and their days of unemployment may be exercised over a 12-month period (and not by 31.12.21).
For more information about submitting a new claim after 1.7.21, click here