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
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
For more information, see the National Insurance Institute's English 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
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
- It is important to submit the claim on time. (See information below).
Who is Eligible?
- For details about conditions of eligibility for the pension and grant, see: Eligibility for Disability Pension or Disability Grant for Work Injury Victims.
Pension/Grant Rates and Calculations
- 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.
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 33,431 NIS per month, as of 2020.
- Maximum amounts of the benefit in previous years can be found on the National Insurance Institute website.
- 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 - 10,551 NIS as of 2020.
- 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.
When should claims be submitted?
- 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 with in 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.
- Click here to read a court ruling on this issue
Payment Date for a 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.
- 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.
- Someone who has a temporary disability of less than 100% and is also defined as a "person in need" is entitled to have a disability of 100% established for a period of 4 months. For additional information see Level of temporary disability for a work injury victim who is a person in need.
- 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.||
|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.||
|Establishing the Degree of Disability and Pension Eligibility.||
|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.||
|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.|
- Court Rulings regarding work injury victims
- Court Rulings regarding recognition as a work injury victim
- Court Rulings regarding recognition of various medical conditions as a work injury
- Court Rulings regarding disability pensions for work accident victims
- Court Rulings regarding reimbursement for expenses and treatments
- Court Rulings regarding family members of someone who died as the result of a work injury
- Israel Organization of Work Accidents Disabled Persons and their Widows
- Shivilei Ofek - Experts in Helping the Community
- Click here for a comprehensive listing of organizations that provide assistance for issues related to persons with disabilities
- Click here for a comprehensive listing of organizations that provide assistance for issues related National Insurance
- The National Insurance Institute
- The Israel Institute for Occupational Safety and Hygiene - provides assistance in maintaining safety and health standards in the workplace
Laws & Regulations
- Laws and Regulations Regarding Workplace Accidents and Work Accident Victims
- Laws and Regulations Regarding Employment and Employee Rights
- Work Accident Victims on The National Insurance Institute website