Special benefit for severely disabled immigrants


The special benefit for severely disabled immigrants from 18 years of age to retirement age is actually composed of two separate benefits:

1. Special attendance allowance for immigrants

A special attendance allowance for immigrants is paid from the 91st day after immigration to the end of the first year after immigration. The amount of the allowance is determined according the disabled person's degree of dependence on the help of others, without requirement to review his or her percentage of medical disability.

Amount of the attendance allowance for immigrants

The amount of the allowance for immigrants differs from that of the regular attendance allowance.
There are three levels of eligibility determined in accordance with the extent of your need the help of other in performing daily activities:

  • 50% allowance - amounting to NIS 1,115 (as of Jan 01, 2020), will be paid to those in need of a great help in performing most of daily activities most hours of the day or those needing full supervision.
  • 112% allowance - amounting to NIS 2,496 (as of Jan 01, 2020), will be paid to those in need of a great help in performing all daily activities most hours of the day.
  • 188% allowance - is paid to NIS 4,191 (as of Jan 01, 2020), will be paid to those who are completely dependent on the help of others in performing all daily activities all hours of the day.

2. General disability pension for immigrants

Is paid from the 181st day of immigration to the end of the first year after their immigration, provided that they were previously found to be entitled to the attendance allowance for immigrants as explained above.

Towards the end of the first year after immigration, immigrants' entitlement to the attendance allowance is examined according to the regular conditions of entitlement to attendance allowance, and to the general disability pension is according to the conditions of entitlement to general disability pension.