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...
Until now, the right to attendance allowance and its rate have been determined in accordance with the extent of the claimant's dependence on the help of others in carrying out everyday activities – that is: mobility in the home, washing, dressing, eating and personal hygiene – as well as in accordance with the need for supervision in order to prevent danger to himself or others.
Today the entitlement to the allowance and its rate are examined also in accordance with the need for help in housework activities, such as: preparing food, operating electric appliances, taking medicines, going shopping and making errands.
An examination conducted by the National Insurance Institute found that the change will mainly cause the following groups to become newly entitled to the allowance:
In addition, other persons limited in their daily activities who are also in need of help in managing a household due to their medical condition – may be entitled to higher rates of allowance.
There is no change in the basic conditions of entitlement to attendance allowance.
If you wish to examine your entitlement to the allowance following the change described above, please fill out a claim on the appropriate form, as follows: