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...
Recipients of long-term care benefits, attendance allowance and disabled child allowance, who employ a foreign worker for long-term care purposes - are exempted from reporting and paying insurance contributions on the wage they pay privately to the foreign worker, up to the sum of 5,500 NIS per month.
As of 1.1.2020, the employer of a foreign worker (caregiver), who holds a permit to hire a foreign worker for purposes of long-term care issued by the Population and Immigration Authority - will be exempt from reporting and payment of insurance contributions on the wage that he pays privately to the foreign worker, up to an amount of NIS 5,500 per month.
Remark: the exemption of payment of insurance contributions applies neither to corporations nor to other entities who employ foreign workers. The exemption is not granted but to a long-term care employer who is a private individual.
For instance: If you privately pay to the foreign worker a wage totaling 6,500 NIS, you must report and pay insurance contributions on 1,000 NIS alone.
Insurance contributions rate - 2% of the wage subject to payment.
The payment can be made by means of the internet site or a payments booklet. We send payments booklet automatically to the employer of a foreign worker who is not a recipient of long-term care benefit. The booklet is sent to him by post up to the month of March 2020 (first payment for 2020 is only made in April 2020).
To obtain the exemption, you must meet the two conditions below:
Important: if the foreign worker submits a claim for a benefit from the National Insurance Institute (such as work injury benefit, maternity allowance and the likes), we will ask you and him to provide us with supporting documents regarding wage payment, such as printouts of the bank account into which wage deposits were made by cheque or bank transfer, in order to calculate to benefit rate du to him.
For any inquiries, you can call the telephone call center at *6050 or the information and support center for the elderly and their families at *9696.