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...
law couples are partners that maintain a common household as a result
of a family life and intimate relationships, sharing a common destiny
and desire to live together, and not out of personal need, convenience
or economic feasibility.
To be recognized as common-law couples should fill out and send the questionnaire to determine the status of common-law couples, together with supporting documents, to the Insurance and Collection Department of their local NII branch or through the internet site.
NII sometimes initiates an examination of the status of the partners
and recognize them common-law couples, when it has information according
to which a couple apparently lives together and maintains a common
who were recognized by the NII as common-law couples are considered
married couples for purposes of their rights and obligations in national
Same-sex female couples who are either recognized as common-law couples by the NII or as a married couple by the Ministry of Interior can send a Declaration of female same-sex marriage to the Insurance and Collection Department of their local NII branch or through the internet site, to check if one of them is eligible for a "housewifeA married woman (except for aguna) whose husband is covered in old-age insurance, or a widow who receives a survivors' pension or a dependents' pension – if she does not work as a salaried employee nor as a self-employed worker. " exemption of national insurance contributions.