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...
Before submitting claim and documents to the NII, it is important to swiftly report to the Employment Service Bureau, immediately after termination of employment.Registering and reporting at the Employment Service Bureau are mandatory prerequisites to receive the employment benefit.
If you do not provide the National Insurance Institute with the required authorizations or information, the NII may suspend or even reject the handling of your claim.
You may send the claim form and the documents by one of the following ways:
The claim form and required documents must be submitted within 12 months from the date on which you first reported to the Employment Service Bureau.Please note, even if some wage slips or documents are missing, your must submit the claim and the documents in your possession within 12 months, since the day of your first reporting to Employment Service.If you submit a claim after this date, you will be paid unemployment benefits only for the 12 months preceding the date of claim submission, and on condition that you met all conditions of entitlement during that period of time.
A repeat claim for unemployment benefits may be submitted after 12 moths have elapsed since the start of the prior entitlement. If 12 months have not passed yet, there is no need to submit a new claim, since you will be able to continue receiving unemployment benefits in parallel to your reporting to Employment Service, as long as you unemployment days left to exercise.
All conditions of entitlement related to a regular claim apply to a repeat claim.
Under the law, the unemployed who have not reached the age of 40 yet, and submit more than one claim for unemployment benefit in 4 years, will be subject to a decrease in the period of payment and in the rate of unemployment benefits, in the manner detailed below:
These principles also apply to the unemployed who receives unemployment benefits for a period of participation to vocational training.