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...
You can be entitled to unemployment benefits after childbirth in accordance with the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits.
It is important to know that reporting to Employment Service is one of the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits - for more information about reporting, click here.
Besides, you will not be able to receive unemployment benefits for the period of time you were paid maternity allowance by the National Insurance Institute.
The reason for which you have stopped working has an impact on your eligibility for unemployment benefits:
If you were dismissed during or by the end of a period of payment of maternity allowance, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits as of the date of dismissal or the date of the end of the period of unemployment benefit payment (whichever is later), and in accordance to your first reporting to Employment Service.
Please note, the employer is forbidden to dismiss a female worker who is in maternity leave and for 60 days following the maternity leave (under the Women Labor Law).
If you have stopped working on your on will after childbirth, without justified reason - you will be able to receive unemployment benefits only after 90 days since resignation date and in accordance to your first reporting to Employment Service.
You must bring an authorization from your former employer regarding the exact day you have stopped working.
If you stopped working for justified reason - you can be entitled to unemployment benefits as a dismissed woman, without waiting 90 days. To that end, you have to bring the documents relevant to the reason of resignation.
Examples of justified resignation after childbirth:
Please note, childbirth is not considered a justified reason to leave work under the National Insurance Law.
Important information! A woman who went on unpaid leave for a justified reason up to 1.7.21 - will be entitled to unemployment benefits provided she meets the conditions of entitlement.
The one who went on unpaid leave for a justified reason from 2.7.21 onwards - will not be entitled to unemployment benefits.
After the end of the period of unemployment benefit payment, you are allowed to be absent from your work, under the Women Labor Law, for a period of up to a quarter of the number of months you have worked for the employer you had before childbirth - this absence is regarded as an unpaid leave.
we will contact your employer and verify if is able to take you back at work: