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...
A widower or widow at any age who has at least one child living with him/her is entitled to a monthly dependents’ benefit for him/herself and to an additional amount for his/her childThe son or daughter of an insured person (including foster child, adopted child and grandchild supported entirely by the insured person, except for a married child) who meets one of the following conditions: *up to age 18; *if completing his studies at a post-elementary educational institution or studying in a framework to complete matriculation exams, or having a learning disability and studying in a framework recognized by the NII– up to age 20; *if in a pre-army IDF framework – up to age 20;* if a volunteer in a framework of public service for up to 12 months and his army service is deferred due to this volunteering – up to age 21; *if serving compulsory service in the IDF – up to age 24; *if serving in the voluntary National Service – up to age 24;*if studying in an "atuda" framework and deferring army service due to studies – up to age 24.ren, as long as the children live with him/her.
The monthly dependents’ benefit rates for a widow/er with children:
Number of people
The benefit rate as a percentage of a full work disability pension
Widow/er + 1 child
80% (of which 20% is a supplement for the child)
Widow/er + 2 children
90% (of which 30% is a supplement for the children)
Widow/er + 3 or more children
100% (of which 40% is a supplement for the children)
The benefit rates for a widow without children living with her are determined according to age, as detailed below:
Age of the widow
50 and up
One-time grant at a rate of 60% multiplied by 36
Number of children
4 or more children
If the insured did not leave behind a widow/er or children entitled to benefits, other dependents – such as the parents, grandfather, grandmother, brother, or sister of the insured – shall be entitled to benefits at the following rates (this payment shall be provided only to one who has been proven to have been fully dependent on the deceased):
Number of dependents
If the insured left behind a widow/er or children who are entitled to benefits, the other dependents (parents, siblings, etc.) shall be entitled to benefits at a rate that would supplement the benefits if these dependents had been the children of the insured.
If the parents were recognized as partially dependent, the benefits will be paid to them on the grounds of equity.