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...
Soldiers and volunteers in the national and civil service, are not entitled to unemployment benefits during the service.
A discharged soldier must meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits as any other insured:
The maximum number of days for which you may receive unemployment benefits, if you have started your period of unemployment in the first year of your discharge from regular service amount to - 70 days.The rate of unemployment benefits you will receive is calculated in accordance to your wage before the start of your period of unemployment, although, in any case, it will not be lower than the minimal unemployment rate prescribed by the law for discharged soldier - NIS 122.78 per day.
If you started studying in vocational training in the first year of your discharge from regular service, you are not required to complete a qualifying period in order to receive unemployment benefits. Furthermore, if during the first year of your discharge, you resigned from your job in order to study in vocational training, you will be regarded as someone who left his job for justified reason.
The maximum number of days for which you can receive unemployment benefits during vocational training in the first year of your discharge is - 70 days, at most.However, if you are entitled to unemployment benefits, study in vocational training and your education is below 12 years of studies, you will be paid unemployment benefits during your studies for a 138 days period, at most.
The unemployment benefit rate will be determined according to your salary prior the start of the unemployment period, and in any case, will not be below the minimum amount prescribed by the law for a discharged soldier who undergoes vocational training - NIS 85.95 per day.
All conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits applying to soldiers discharged from regular service, also apply to those discharged from national and civil service, who meet one of the following conditions:
Those who performed national or civil service for a shorter period must meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits as any other insured.
If you were discharged from permanent service, you may be entitled to unemployment benefits immediately after your discharge. You need to meet the conditions of entitlement to unemployment benefits as any other insured: you must report to Employment Service and complete a qualifying period as any other insured person.
Please note, months of permanent service will be accounted as months of work as a salaried employee.
Soldiers discharged from regular service and those achieving national or civil service, and worked for 6 full months in a vital work within the two years since the day of their discharge, are entitled to a grant from the National Insurance Institute - For more information, click here.
Benefit rates as of Jan 01, 2023