Benefit amount


For an easy and fast ​benefit calculation according to your income, you can use this unemployment benefits simulator (Hebrew).

Benefit's calculation method

Daily unemployment benefit rate is calculated according to your age and income (subject to insurance contributions) over the last full 6 months preceding your first appearance to Employment Service.

Monthly unemployment benefit rate is calculated as follows: your daily unemployment benefit rate is multiplied by the number of days you have appeared to Employment Service Bureau during that month.
For instance: if your daily unemployment benefit amounts to NIS 120, and during the month of May you have 18 appearance days, monthly unemployment benefit for the month of May will amount to NIS 2,160 (NIS 120 per day multiplied by 18 days).

In case you have appeared as you were required to during the whole month, you will receive payment for all possible working days during that month (not including Shabbat days).

For a thorough explanation of calculation method, click here.

Benefit amount for those below the age of 28 (as of Jan 01, 2021)

Gross salary (NIS) subject to insurance contributionsUnemployment benefit per dayUnemployment benefit per month (based on 25 days)Unemployment benefit in percentages of salary 
3,000​NIS 72 NIS 1,800 % 60
​4,000NIS 96 NIS 2,400 % 60
5,000​NIS 115.2 NIS 2,880 % 58
​6,000NIS 131.2 NIS 3,280 % 55
​7,000NIS 146.4 NIS 3,660 % 52
​8,000NIS 160.4 NIS 4,010 % 50
​9,000NIS 173.6 NIS 4,340 % 48
​10,000NIS 183.6 NIS 4,590 % 46
​11,000NIS 193.6 NIS 4,840 % 44
​12,000NIS 203.6 NIS 5,090 % 42
​13,000NIS 213.6 NIS 5,340 % 41
​14,000NIS 223.6 NIS 5,590 % 40
​15,000NIS 233.6 NIS 5,840 % 39
​16,000NIS 243.6 NIS 6,090 % 38
17,000​NIS 253.6 NIS 6,340 % 37
​18,000NIS 263.6 NIS 6,590 % 37
19,000​NIS 273.6 NIS 6,840 % 36
20,000​NIS 283.6 NIS 7,090 % 35
​25,000NIS 333.6 NIS 8,340 % 33
33,850NIS *422.04 NIS 10,551 % 31


Benefit amount for those 28 years of age or older

Gross salary (NIS) subject to insurance contributionsUnemployment benefit per dayUnemployment benefit per month (based on 25 days)Unemployment benefit in percentages of salary 
3,000​NIS 96 NIS 2,400 % 80
​4,000NIS 128 NIS 3,200 % 80
5,000​NIS 152.8 NIS 3,820 % 76
​6,000NIS 172.8 NIS 4,320 % 72
​7,000NIS 192 NIS 4,800 % 69
​8,000NIS 210 NIS 5,250 % 66
​9,000NIS 226.8 NIS 5,670 % 63
​10,000 NIS 238.8 NIS 5,970 % 60
11,000 NIS 250.8 NIS 6,270 % 57
12,000 NIS 262.8 NIS 6,570 % 55
13,000 NIS 274.8 NIS 6,870 % 53
14,000 NIS 286.8 NIS 7,170 % 51
15,000 NIS 298.8 NIS 7,470 % 50
16,000 NIS 310.8 NIS 7,770 % 49
17,000 NIS 322.8 NIS 8,070 % 47
18,000 NIS 334.8 NIS 8,370 % 47
19,000 NIS 346.8 NIS 8,670 % 46
20,000​ NIS 358.8 NIS 8,970 % 45
​25,275NIS 382.8 NIS 9,570 % 44

Maximum benefit rate

The maximum amount of unemployment benefit is NIS 422.04 per day for the first 125 days of payment.
From the 126th day of payment, the maximum amount of unemployment benefit per day is NIS 281.39 .


Please note,
If, during the last 6 months of work, in full or in part, you have received payment of work injury benefits, the months for which you received work injury benefit will not be taken into account in the calculation of unemployment benefit, instead unemployment benefit rate will be calculated according to your income liable to insurance contributions in the closest previous month, however not beyond 18 months prior to your first appearance at the Employment Service Bureau.

If, during the last 6 months of work, in full or in part, your salary has been reduced without your fault or due to a disease, these months might not be take into account and unemployment benefits would be calculated according to the salary of closest preceding months, however, not beyond 18 months prior to your first appearance at the Employment Service Bureau.

Income tax and national and health insurance contributions are deducted from the unemployment benefit payment.
  • Income tax - Income tax is deducted at source from the unemployment benefit that is paid to you under Articles 164 and 243 of the Income Tax Ordinance and the regulations thereunder. If you have an authorization for an income tax discount or exemption, you must submit it the NII (claims clerk) in order to realize your right, or alternatively to the Income Tax Authority (assessing officer in your area of residence) in order to obtain a tax return.  
  • National and health insurance contributions - National Insurance contributions are deducted from the unemployment benefit at the minimum rate for national insurance contributions - NIS 24 (as of Jan 01, 2019) NIS 24 , and health insurance contributions are deducted according to the amount of the unemployment benefit.

Income during the unemployment period

If, during the unemployment period, you have an income from work as either a salaried employee or a self-employed, or from a retirement pension, this income will be deducted from unemployment benefits to which you are entitled.

Differentials to unemployment benefits

If, after you stopped working, you received payments from your employer for the last 6 work months which are taken into account with respect to unemployment benefits calculation, you may be eligible for differentials to your unemployment benefit. In order to check your rights, please approach the Unemployment Department in your local NII branch.

Benefit amount as of Jan 01, 2021