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 National Insurance Institute, in association with the Tour Guides Association and the Moreshet Derech Association, publishes guidelines for the payment of unemployment benefits to those whose income decreased due to the spread of novel coronavirus and the crisis in the inbound and outbound tourism industry.
Those who returned to work are asked to notify us. For online notification, click here.
A tour guide who worked as an employee or a self-employed tour guide who does not own a "group car".Other conditions of entitlement are detailed in this link.
Due to a legislative amendment, as of 1.9.20, tour guides with "group car" can accrue a qualifying period to be eligible for unemployment benefits. This amendment allows you to be entitled to unemployment benefit only after accruing 6 or 10 months of work since September 1. In other words, you will only be able to receive unemployment benefits as of March 2021 - click here to learn more.
To shorten the claim's handling time, we ask you to submit to us an online claim for unemployment benefit (BL/1500) through the website.
On the claim form, under the section "main employment, field of occupation", you have to indicate your occupation and add next to it that it is in accordance with Insured People Classification Order. We advise you to sign up to the Personal Service Site, to be able to follow online the status of your claim.
To unemployment claims submitted for unemployment period starting from 1.7.2020, the following documents must be attached:
For a quick and easy calculation of the benefit according to your salary, you can use this unemployment benefit calculator.
One must enter into the calculator all the sums you were paid by the agents you worked for that same month, as detailed in Form 857.For more information about benefit rates, click here.
Please note, your income as self-employed will be deducted from your unemployment benefits.Based on the 857 forms you have sent us, will be determined out of the annual tax assessment, the income from which insurance contributions were deducted as salaried employee, and the income as self-employed. Income as self-employed will be deducted from unemployment benefits over the year.
For guidelines to the self-employed, click here.
The number of days for which you can receive unemployment benefits varies according to your age and family composition – for more information see this link.During the unemployment period, you must be available for job offers from the Employment Service, and reach the Bureau of the Employment Service at scheduled times for you, just like any other job seeker.If during the period of entitlement to unemployment benefit, you returned to work part-time, as a self-employed covered by the Classification of Insured Persons Order, you are obligated to notify us.You have to attach a statement of work start and work termination, and produce the documents according to the options below:
This payment will be deducted from your unemployment benefits. The documents may be sent to us via the website.