Child benefit in Israel

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National Insurance (Bitouah Léoumi) pays family allowances in Israel for families with children under 18 years old

  • What conditions must be met?
  • How much is your child benefit in Israel?
  • Does the monthly amount change depending on the number of children?

Child benefit in Israel

The monthly allowance is paid on the 20th of each month into the mother's bank account or the joint bank account of the mother and her partner. Allowances are paid according to the number of children in the family.

Who is entitled to child benefit in Israel?

  • An insured resident in Israel (and any person in Israel - subject to special rules) with one or more children.
  • A new immigrant child who immigrated to Israel without his parents.
  • A person with a dependent child who is not his or her own, provided he or she has been appointed guardian or recipient of the allowance.
Read also: What is Bitouah Léoumi?

Conditions of entitlement to child benefit in Israel

Allowances are paid for a child who has not yet reached the age of 18 and is a resident of Israel. For a child living abroad, the allowance will be paid for the first 3 months of the child's stay abroad. After 3 months, the allowance will be paid in the following cases:
  • one of the parents is sent abroad by his Israeli employer or is on sabbatical or works for an Israeli employer abroad;
  • the family stays abroad for medical treatment of one of the family members, which is impossible to receive in Israel.
  • For a person with a dependent child who is not their own, the allowance will be paid on condition that they have been appointed guardian or beneficiary of the allowance, and that they have been supporting the child for at least the last 12 months.

Entitlement period

For a child born or having immigrated to Israel up to the 15th of the month, the allowance will be paid for that month. For a child born or having immigrated to Israel on or after the 16th of the month, the person is entitled to receive child benefit from the 1st of the following month. Entitlement ends at the end of the month in which the child turns 18.

Applying for child benefit in Israel

In the case of a first birth, the request is made through the hospital where the child is born. To do this, the mother must bring her identity card, her spouse's identity card and her bank account number with her to the hospital. From the second birth onwards, the information is automatically transferred from the hospital. For births outside the hospital, or in the case of a returning resident with children, an application must be made for family allowances, BL/5025. If the insured or the recipient of the allowance is in arrears with his or her contributions to the National Insurance Fund, the National Insurance Fund is entitled to deduct the amount of the arrears from the allowance until they have been repaid in full.

January 2019 child benefit rates

For children born on or after 01.06.2003

The child's place in the family Amount of the allowance
First 152 shekels
Second 191 shekels
Third 191 shekels
Fourth 191 shekels
From the fifth 152 shekels

For children born up to 31.05.2003

The child's place in the family Amount of allowance
First 152 shekels
Second 191 shekels
Third 191 shekels
Fourth 340 shekels
From the fifth 359 shekels
Beneficiaries of a minimum subsistence income, alimony, old-age pension with income supplement, surviving spouse with income supplement will receive a supplement for the third and fourth children98 shekels per child.

Application filed in retard

If you have not submitted your claim for child benefit on time, the Caisse d'Assurance Nationale is entitled to authorize your claim for one year backdated from the date of submission. If the child was born after July 1, 2003, and has not been registered with the Civil Registry within 30 days of birth, the allowance will be paid retroactively for 3 months only.



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