Introduction:

Work accident victims may be entitled to a work disability grant. If a permanent degree of disability has been established to be more than 5% the person may be eligible for a work disability pension
Requests to have the degree of work disability established will only be handled if a work injury allowance claim has previously been submitted, and as the result of which, the injury was recognized as a work injury
An employee that submits a claim within 12 months from when the disability began, and the claim to determine disability was done within 12 months from when the injury was recognized, is eligible for the full pension without deduction, from the day the disability began
There are work disability grant and pension calculators on the National Insurance Institute website


Work injury victims recognized as having a Work Disability may be entitled to a work disability pension or work disability grant.

  • The process to receive a work disability grant is outlined in the following chart:
If the decision is delayed you can request an,
advance disability pay
If the decision is that you will receive the pension see the pension amount
In cases of temporary disability you may be eligible for a temporary pension
You can request a reassessment if the financial or medical situational has deteriorated.

Who is Eligible?

Pension/Grant Rates and Calculations

Disability Pension

  • The disability pension amount is updated every year on January 1, in accordance with the consumer price index.
  • Income (from work or any other source) received by disability pension recipients does not impact the pension rate to which they are entitled.
  • Those with work injury disability whose degree of disability entitles them to a monthly pension will receive a pension at the same rate as the degree of disability that has been established for them.
Example
Someone who was injured for whom disability of 100% has been established will receive a full (100%) pension, while someone who was injured for whom disability of 50% has been established will receive half the amount of the full pension.
  • Those with work injury disability established at 100% will receive a monthly pension equal to the amount of their injury benefits per day, multiplied by 30, up to a maximum of 32,936 NIS per month, as of 2018.
  • Maximum amounts of the benefit in previous years can be found on the National Insurance Institute website.

Disability Grant

  • The one time grant amount is equal to the amount of the monthly pension times 43.
  • Those covered (except kibbutz members) who were injured at work before they have completed 21 years, and are entitled to a disability grant, will receive an increased grant, as if their monthly income had been at the average wage - 9,906 NIS as of 2018.
  • Grant recipients whose condition deteriorates and for whom disability of 20% or more is subsequently established will receive a monthly pension and the grant surplus will be deducted from the pension.

Timing of Claims Submissions

  • The claim for a grant or pension should be submitted within 12 months from the day of the injury or 12 months from the date the National Insurance Institute recognized the event as a work injury.
  • If the employee submitted a claim to recognize a work injury withing 12 months from when the injury occurred, or the disability began, and then within 12 months from then (the time the National Insurance Institute recognized the injury as a work accident) the employee submitted a claim to have level of disability determined (disability pension claim), the employee is entitled to a full disability pension from when the disability began, without any reduction.
  • All claims (claim to have the event recognized as a work injury and claims to establish disability and receive a disability pension) that are submitted after 12 months are considered delayed and the National Insurance Institute may reduce the grant amount based on the delay time or grant the pension from a later date, and not from the date that the disability began.
  • To read a court ruling on this issue

Payment Date of Pension or Grant

  • Work disability pensions are paid on the 28th of each month (for that month) to the bank account of the eligible recipient.
  • Work injury grants and all one-time payments are also paid to the bank account of the eligible recipient, according to that which is indicated on the claim form.

Please Note

  • A work disability victim with a stable degree of disability whose condition worsens or whose income decreases significantly as the result of the injury may request to have their degree of disability re-evaluated.
  • Likewise, a monthly work disability pension recipient that has a low salary and his/her spouse also has a low salary can submit a claim for income support.
  • The National Insurance Institute is permitted to reduce, suspend or revoke the pension or grant if the recipient has unjustifiably violated instructions intended to improve his/her medical or vocational situation.
  • Pension recipients must notify the National Insurance Institute regarding any changes that may impact payment of the pension (such as change of address, receiving another benefit or travel abroad for more than six months). This notification must be sent in writing within 30 days of the change.
  • For information regarding the existing options in a case that will effect eligibility for other benefits, see: Receiving a Work Disability Pension in Addition to Other Benefits.

How to Claim It?

What Now? For More Details Notes
Submit a claim to receive work injury pay. See: Submitting a Claim for Work Injury Pay.
  • You can request free legal assistance from the department for legal assistance in the Ministry of Justice.
Those eligible for injury pay who remain disabled must submit a claim for a work injury pension. See, Submitting a Work Disability Pension Claim. Someone is is temporarily disabled may be eligible for a temporary pension as a disabled person in need
After submitting the claim, you will be invited to a medical committee in order to establish the degree of disability. See, Medical Committee for Work Disability.
  • It is important to attend on the appointed date, or notify in advance if you will not attend.
  • If, in the opinion of the committee, you need an additional medical examination or provide additional medical documentation, you will be asked to do so. There is no need to reappear before the committee.
Establishing the Degree of Disability and Pension Eligibility.
  • The doctor determines the start date of the percentage of medical disability and if the disability is temporary or permanent.
  • If there is a delay in providing the decision, you may request advance payment on a disability pension.
Receiving Notification After all the examinations you will be sent notification by mail with the decision regarding your claim. You may appeal the decision, as explained below.
Payment of a Disability Pension or Disability Grant. The disability pension is paid on the 28th of each month to the bank account of the recipient.
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the medical committee, you may appeal the decision within 30 days. Appealing the Decision of the Work Injury Medical Committee.
  • You may request not to appear before the committee at the time of the appeal hearing. Send the request in writing to the relevant branch or contact the National Insurance institute call center by telephone at *6050
  • If the appeals committee considers reducing the degree of disability, you may cancel the appeal and remain at the degree of disability established by the medical committee.
  • As much as possible, it is preferable to submit the appeal in the period specified in the regulations (within 30 days), but the National Insurance Institute does not reject appeals made within 90 days.
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the appeals committee, you can submit an appeal to the regional labor courts (on legal issues only) within 60 days. You can request free legal assistance from the department for legal assistance in the Ministry of Justice.
You can request reconsideration of the degree of work disability if your medical or financial condition deteriorates. One must wait 6 months from the day of the original decision, unless the disabled person has been hospitalized during this period.

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