Rights of unemployed women aged 57-67, from January 2022


​Following a legislative change, women born from 1.1.1960 who are about to be entitled to unemployment benefits from January 2022, will receive the following advantages:

Rights of women between 57-60 years of age

  • Longer entitlement period to unemployment benefits: you will be able to receive unemployment payments for 300 days (rather than 174 days) over a 18-month timeframe (instead of 12 months).
  • Maximum unemployment benefit rate since day 176 onwards - NIS 154.04 (as of Jan 01, 2022).
  • Those participating in vocational training - will receive unemployment benefit at 100%, it will however not exceed NIS 154.04 (as of Jan 01, 2022) per day.
  • Those refusing to participate in vocational training:
    - Over first 175 days: unemployment eligibility cancelation for 90 days + 30 days cut out of days of entitlement to unemployment benefits (i.e. they will be entitled to 270 days)
    - From day 176 onwards: unemployment eligibility cancelation for their remaining entitlement days
  • Women who reached age 60 - will enjoy rights granted to unemployed women aged 60-67.

Rights of women between 60-67

  • Longer entitlement period to unemployment benefits: you will be able to receive unemployment payments for 300 days (rather than 174 days) over a 18-month timeframe (instead of 12 months).
  • Those participating in vocational training - will receive unemployment benefits at 100%.
  • Those refusing to take a job offer or to participate in vocational training - will keep receiving unemployment benefits as usual.

Longer entitlement period for women who started receiving unemployment between February 2021 and December 2021

The women who started receiving unemployment benefits during the period between February 2021 and December 2021 will automatically receive an increment of up to 125 days over a 18-month timeframe, however, in effect, total unemployment days received in 18 months will not exceed 300 days.