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...
The employers who are compelled to dismiss employees or send them in unpaid leave for 30 days and above, are asked to inform their employees that can be entitled to unemployment benefits during their unpaid leave, provided they meet all related conditions of entitlement.
The period of unpaid leave entitling to unemployment benefits is: 30 days until 31.7.2020, and 14 days for those sent on unpaid leave between 1.8.2020 and 30.6.2021.
You have to instruct your employees to undertake these two actions:
Please note, an employee can start receiving unemployment benefits even if he did not use up all his vacation days.
To consult the guidelines to employees for the receipt of unemployment benefits forced to take an unpaid leave, click here.
Transmitting the form shortens the processing time of the claim!
Even if you did complete and provide your employee with a Form 1514 – "Employer Authorization of Employment Period and Pay", we ask you nevertheless to transfer a Form 100. Transmitting a Form 100 makes the handwritten Form 1514 redundant.
For further details, one must contact customer service/software company (for employers using the following software: Hilan, Malam, Unique, HarGal, Hashavim, Merav, as well as big employers on Michpal – a dedicated B2B service was set up, and you should get info from customer service).
Please note, a Form 100 must be transferred to us including reporting for the last 18 months of work at least.
When an unpaid leave was extended by the employer - there is no need for the employer nor the employee to report the extension to us.
We have automatically extended the unpaid leave period.
Workers will continue to receive unemployment benefits according to the maximum number of days granted to them. To learn more about the number of days, click here.
Employers, please note:
Update about return to work
You are asked to report to us the date of return to work of the employee by means of the payroll management system.
The employer who sent an employee on unpaid leave, brought him back to work, then sent him again on another unpaid leave, is required to notify us that an employee was sent on another unpaid leave by means of the payroll system.
The date of declaration and payment of insurance contributions
for employees on unpaid leave in April,
May, June, July and August 2020, is postponed to 15.10.2020.
Please note that the continuous declaration for those months has
not been postponed.