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...
The injury allowance is designed to compensate an insured person (salaried employee or self-employed) for the loss of income due to a work injury.The allowance is paid for the period of time in which the injured person did not work and required medical treatment, for a maximum of 13 weeks (91 days) which begin the day after the injury.
How is the injury allowance calculated?
The employer will pay your salary for the day of the injury.
After the National Insurance Institute authorizes the claim, it will pay the injury allowance to your bank account (the account indicated in the claim form).
The National Insurance Institute collects the money that it paid to the worker for the first 12 days (except for the employer of a household worker) from the employer.
Under special authorization from the National Insurance Institute, an employer is entitled to pay an injury allowance to his employee instead of the National Insurance Institute (under Regulation 22, Chapter E of the regulations regarding insurance coverage for work injuries) or on behalf of the National Insurance Institute.
The injury allowance paid by the employer may not be less than the injury allowance due to the employee by law. An employee whose employer received permission to pay an injury allowance to his employee is not entitled to receive payment from the NII as well.
The injury allowance will be paid in accordance with the period of incapacity to work, after the first 12 days of absence from work are deducted.
If you were absent from work due to an injury for more than 91 days, or if you have a disability due to the work injury, you may submit a claim for determining degree of disability.