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, 2024)

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 119.2 NIS 2,980 60%
​6,000NIS 135.2 NIS 3,380 56%
​7,000NIS 151.2 NIS 3,780 54%
​8,000NIS 165.9 NIS 4,148 52%
​9,000NIS 179.9 NIS 4,498 50%
​10,000NIS 193.1 NIS 4,828 48%
​11,000NIS 203.1 NIS 5,078 46%
​12,000NIS 213.1 NIS 5,328 44%
​13,000NIS 223.1 NIS 5,578 43%
​14,000NIS 233.1 NIS 5,828 42%
​15,000NIS 243.1 NIS 6,078 41%
​16,000NIS 253.1 NIS 6,328 40%
17,000​NIS 263.1 NIS 6,578 39%
​18,000NIS 273.1 NIS 6,828 38%
19,000​NIS 283.1 NIS 7,078 37%
20,000​NIS 293.1 NIS 7,328 37%
​25,000NIS 343.1 NIS 8,578 34%
38,500NIS 353.1 NIS 8,828 34%


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 158.8 NIS 3,970 79%
​6,000NIS 178.8 NIS 4,470 75%
​7,000NIS 198.8 NIS 4,970 71%
​8,000NIS 217.5 NIS 5,438 68%
​9,000NIS 235.5 NIS 5,888 65%
​10,000 NIS 252.3 NIS 6,308 63%
11,000 NIS 264.3 NIS 6,608 60%
12,000 NIS 276.3 NIS 6,908 58%
13,000 NIS 288.3 NIS 7,208 55%
14,000 NIS 300.3 NIS 7,508 54%
15,000 NIS 312.3 NIS 7,808 52%
16,000 NIS 324.3 NIS 8,108 51%
17,000 NIS 336.3 NIS 8,408 49%
18,000 NIS 348.3 NIS 8,708 48%
19,000 NIS 360.3 NIS 9,008 47%
20,000​ NIS 372.3 NIS 9,308 47%
21,000NIS 384.3 NIS 9,608 46%
22,000​NIS 396.3 NIS 9,908 45%
23,000​NIS 408.3 NIS 10,208 44% ​​
24,000​NIS 420.3 NIS 10,508 44% ​​
​25,000NIS 432.3 NIS 10,808 43% ​​
​26,000NIS 444.3 NIS 11,108 43% ​​
27,000​NIS 456.3 NIS 11,408 ​​42% ​​​
29,000​NIS 480.3 NIS 12,008 ​​41% ​​​

Maximum benefit rate

The maximum amount of unemployment benefit is NIS 501.44 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 334.29 .


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 29 , 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, 2024