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
Who is Eligible?
- A foreign worker that meets the following criteria:
- She lives legally in Israel, meaning she holds residency and work permits.
- She has worked in Israel for at least 6 months (for which she paid National Insurance payments).
- 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.
- 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.
- Worker's Hotline
- Hotline for Refugees and Migrants
- Mesila - Center for Information and Assistance for Migrant Workers and Asylum Seekers living in Tel Aviv
- Schar Mitzva - Voluntary Legal Aid for the Poor
- Physicians for Human Rights - Israel
- The Association for Civil Rights in Israel
Laws and Regulations
- The National Insurance Law - sections 65(a)(2), 66.
- Information for a Foreign Worker - Insurance Branches for Foreign Workers - on the National Insurance Institute website.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.