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 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., Israeli resident, who died (not including death caused by a hostile action or a crime) will be entitled to a survivors' pension, provided that the deceased meets the conditions of entitlement to a survivors' pension prior to his/her death.
A child who attends high school may also be eligible for a maintenance allowance.
Orphans receive a paid bonus time: white age 13; girls at the age of 12.
Simulator to check eligibility for survivors' pension
A widower and a widow who are eligible for survivors' pension will receive their entitlement with a supplement for the children who are living with them. If the children do not live with the entitled parent, the supplement will be paid for the child to the body who supports him / her, for instance the Minister of Social Affairs and Social Services who supports the child placed in boarding school or a foster family.
Under certain circumstances, an orphan age 18 can receive a supplement for himself from his parent's survivors' pension.
A member of a kibbutz or a moshav – allowance is paid upon your request, to the bank account of the kibbutz or moshav. A person who is institutionalized and mainly supported by a public body – his allowance will be split between that person and the public body concerned, at the request of the latter.
Widow/er aged 40-50 without children NIS 1,304 (as of Jan 01, 2024) Widow/er aged 50 and older without children NIS 1,736 (as of Jan 01, 2024) Widow/er aged 80 and older NIS 1,622 (as of January 1, 2018) Widow/er with one child NIS 2,550 (as of Jan 01, 2024) Widow/er with two children NIS 3,364 (as of Jan 01, 2024) For each additional child NIS 720 (as of January 1, 2018)
Survivors of a person who had 11 or more years of insurance prior to his/her death are entitled to a seniority increment. Increment rate: for every year, as of insurance year 11 – 2% of the pension. Maximum rate of the increment – 50%.
An orphan will be entitled to a survivors' pension for himself, if his parent is not eligible for a survivors' pension, for instance: a parent who is divorced or chose to receive a general or work disability pension instead of the survivors' pension to which he was entitled.
Pension for orphan will be paid to:
An orphan over 18 years old can, under certain conditions, receive the pension on his own bank account. When a child stays in an institution, and is mainly supported by a public body, the pension will be split between the child and the public body, at the request of the latter.
Paid to a child under special circumstances (orphaned from both parents or with one parent who is not himself entitled to survivors' pension). Pension amount for each child NIS 1,079 (as of Jan 01, 2024)Maintenance allowance for childrenBar/Bat Mitzvah grant