Introduction:

A foreign worker that is living in Israel with her children that are below age 18, is entitled to a Child Allowance for each one of them
Eligibility for the allowance is contingent on, the foreign worker living in Israel legally, having her permits to live and work in Israel and having had worked for least 6 months
For additional information see the National Insurance Institute website

A foreign worker that is living legally in Israel with her children that are below age 18, is entitled to a Child Allowance for each one of them.

Who is Eligible?

  • A foreign worker that meets the following criteria:
    1. She lives legally in Israel, meaning she holds residency and work permits.
    2. She has worked in Israel for at least 6 months (for which she paid National Insurance payments).
    3. She has one or more children under age 18 that live with her.

How to Claim It?

  • In most cases the allowance is paid automatically. For additional information see Child Allowance.
  • In a case that the child allowance is not paid automatically, a claim should be submitted to the National Insurance Institute.
    • It is important to make sure to file the claim on time. Delay in submission of the claim may affect entitlement to the pension.
    • For information on how to file the claim see Submitting a Child Allowance Claim.

Please Note

  • Eligibility for a child allowance is contingent on the worker living legally in Israel. Illegal workers are not entitled to an allowance.
  • It is also required that the child be living with his mother in Israel.
    • A pregnant foreign worker who left the country and returned to her homeland for the purpose of giving birth, and returned to Israel without the child, is not entitled to a child allowance.
    • In addition, a foreign worker who gave birth in Israel but then left the country and returned without her child is not entitled to a child allowance from the moment she leaves Israel.

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