Introduction:

The Childbirth Allowance is given only when a someone becomes a parent to 3, or more, children at one time - a woman who gives birth to triplets (or more), someone who adopts 3, or more, children at one time, or someone who becomes a parent through a surrogate that gives birth to 3, or more children.
In certain situations the Childbirth Allowance may be given to someone who became a parent to more than 3 children through 2 separate births, if at least one of them was through surrogacy and the births occurred very close together. A woman who gives birth to 3 or more children at once is entitled to a monthly childbirth allowance for 20 months
A childbirth allowance is paid in addition to a maternity grant and other benefits such as a maternity allowance, child allowance, etc.
The allowance is paid 30 days after birth if at least 3 of the children are living.


A woman who gives birth to 3 or more children at once is entitled to a monthly childbirth allowance for 20 months (starting from the month following the birth).

  • The allowance is paid on condition that at least 3 of the children are living 30 days after the birth.
  • For the first month following the birth month, the allowance will be paid according to the number of children living 30 days after the birth.
  • For each of the 19 succeeding months, the allowance will be paid according to the number of living children on the first of that month.

The amount of the allowance changes depending on the number of children.

Allowance Amount

Allowance Amounts - Correct for 2017:

Maternity Allowance for Triplets

Children's Age Allowance Amount
up to 3 months 11,209 NIS
6-4 months 8,757 NIS
9-7 months 7,006 NIS
12-10 months 5,254 NIS
20-13 months 3,065 NIS

Maternity Allowance for Quadruplets

Children's Age Allowance Amount
up to 3 months 14,887 NIS
6-4 months 11,822 NIS
9-7 months 9,633 NIS
12-10 months 6,568 NIS
20-13 months 3,853 NIS

Maternity Allowance for Quintuplets

Children's Age Allowance Amount
up to 3 months 21,893 NIS
6-4 months 17,514 NIS
9-7 months 13,136 NIS
12-10 months 8,757 NIS
20-13 months 4,991 NIS

Who is Eligible?

  • Someone who has become a parent in any of the following ways:
    • Women who have given birth to 3 or more children, at least 3 of whom are still living 30 days after the birth.
    • Intended parents who used the assistance of a surrogate mother to have children through the process of Surrogacy and who a result of the surrogacy process, 3 or more children are born at once.
    • In certain cases, if the intended mother gave birth by herself, and additionally used a surrogate mother, she may get the childbirth allowance even though it is 2 separate births, provided that the births occurred less than 98 days apart.
    • Those who adopt 3 or more children at once are entitled to a childbirth allowance for 20 months from the day of receiving custody over the children, as long as the children are under the age of 10 and are not the children of the adoptive parent's spouse. For more information, see: Childbirth Allowance for Adoptive Parents.
    • Couples (including same-sex couples) or individuals who utilize surrogacy services abroad and there was more than one surrogate mother involved at once, and 3 or more children were born as a result, are entitled to receive a childbirth allowance when they return to Israel and register the children in the population registry, even if the children were born to different mothers as separate births, as long as the births occurred within a short period of time from one another. For more information, see: Childbirth Allowance for Same-Sex Parents.
  • If the women who has given birth is a foreign worker (or the spouse of a foreign worker), she must meet additional conditions to be eligible for the allowance See here for more information.
  • If the mother or the eligible parent is deceased, the allowance will be paid to the spouse or the children's legal guardian.

Who is not Eligible?

  • A man who has 3 children born to him from 2 or more different women is not eligible for the allowance, and the women who have given birth are not eligible either.

How to Claim It?

  • For births that take place in a hospital:
  • The childbirth allowance will be paid automatically and a claim does not have to be submitted.
  • The allowance will be transferred 30 days after the birth to the bank account to which the child allowance was paid.
  • At a woman's first birth, she must give the hospital the bank account details of the account to which she would like to receive the childbirth allowance and the child allowance.
  • In cases of surrogacy, the intended mother must submit her bank account details to the hospital when she is at the hospital with the carrying mother.
  • In all other cases (such as adoptions, those returning from surrogacy processes abroad, home births, etc.), the parent must contact the closest National Insurance Institute branch and submit a childbirth allowance claim.
  • If the mother or the eligible parent is deceased, the allowance will be paid to the spouse or the children's legal guardian.

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