Introduction:

A dependents' supplement is paid for the spouse and children of a General Disability Pension recipient in accordance with the conditions of eligibility
The supplement is paid for a spouse whose salary is not above 5,646 NIS, gross, (as of 2018) and he/she doesn't receive any other additional benefits.
For more about about the supplements for partners and children see the National Insurance Institute website

A dependents' supplement is paid for the spouse and children of a General Disability Pension recipient in accordance with the conditions of eligibility detailed below.

  • A the full supplement is paid in the following cases:
    • One who has a full established incapacity of (100% or 75%)
    • One who has a partial established incapacity (either 74%,65% or 60%) and is employed earning more than 21% of the average wage - more than 2,080 NIS, gross, per month as of 2018.
  • A partial supplement is paid, in varying degrees, when the recipient has established a degree of partial incapacity (either 74%,65% or 60%) and is unemployed or who is employed and earning less than 2,080 NIS per month (as of 2018).
Example
  • A person who was deemed as incapacitated at 60%, is eligible for a supplemental payment for his spouse and children.
    • If he is unemployed, he is eligible for 60% of the total supplemental payment for his spouse and child.
    • If he begins to work and earns 2,000 NIS, gross, he is still entitled to the supplemental payment of 60%.
    • If he begins to work and earns 3,000 NIS, gross, he will be eligible for the full supplemental payment amount.

Who is Eligible?

  • General Disability Pension recipients with dependents:
    • Those with children receive a supplement for the first two children.
    • Those whose spouse's income does not exceed 5,646 NIS, gross, (as of 2018), and whose spouse does not receive any other allowance, receives a spousal supplement payment.
Example
  • A man receives a disability pension of 74% (2,209 NIS) and is married with 3 children.
  • He works and earns 2,580 NIS, gross.
  • His wife earns over 5,646 NIS, gross, so he is therefore entitled to a dependents supplement for only 2 of his children.
  • Because he earns over 2,080 NIS, he receives the full dependents' supplement amount of 1,879 NIS (939 x 2).
  • A housewife receiving a General Disability Pension is entitled to a supplement for her children but not for her husband.
  • Same-sex couples are considered "couples" for this issue and are entitled to the supplement as long as they meet all other criteria.
  • In a case where both parents are eligible for a disability pension, the child's supplement will be paid to one of them. If the parents are divorced the dependent's supplement will be pay to the parent that has custody.
  • Rate of the Supplement (as of 2018):

    Level of Incapacity Supplement for each child (up to 2 children) Spousal Supplement
    Full 939 NIS 1,175 NIS
    74% 423 NIS 869 NIS
    65% 611 NIS 764 NIS
    60% 564 NIS 705 NIS


    Reduction for Income that does not come from Employment

    • Those who receive a General Disability Pension Dependents' Supplement and have an income that does not come from employment will have that income amount deducted from their dependents' supplement. In any case the benefit amount after the reduction has to be at least as much as the full allowance amount for an individual.
    • Income that doesn't come from employment include funds from sources such as: pension, stipend (including a stipend for someone who is learning full-time), income from property, profits from investments, other allowances from the National Insurance Institute or any other agent, including alimony payments paid to the benefit recipient (alimony payments paid to a woman for her children are not deducted from the dependents' supplement she receives for her children).
    Example
    • A woman receives the full disability allowance (3,272 NIS), and is entitled to a dependents' supplement for her 2 children (1,880 NIS).
    • She receives a total of 5,152 NIS a month which includes her disability pension plus the dependents supplement.
    • She also receives alimony (that is not for her children) in the amount of 1,000 NIS per month.
    • The alimony amount is subtracted from the dependents supplement amount, and therefore the supplement amount will be 880 NIS.
    • The total pension she will receive (the full disability pension plus the decreased supplement amount) is 4,152 NIS).
    Example
    • A man receives the full disability allowance (3,272 NIS) and is entitled to a dependents' supplement for his wife (1,175 NIS).
    • He receives a total pension of 4,447 NIS which includes the pension plus the dependents supplement.
    • He has in his possession an apartment that he rents out for 2,000 NIS a month.
    • The amount deducted because of the income from the apartment will be 1,175 NIS, such that the pension he receives after the deduction will be at least the amount of the full pension amount that he receives as a single.

    How to Claim it?

    • To obtain additional payment for spouses and children, fill out the completion of payment information with additional information with respect to a spouse or children of the applicant, at the time of filing a claim for a disability pension (in addition to the claim form).
    • The supplement is paid to eligible recipients as part of the disability pension they receive.
    • If the son/ daughter of the couple would like to receive the supplement directly into their bank account, they must complete and submit a Claim Form to the payment of additional dependent son/ daughter of the couple eligible for disability benefits.
    • The process is outlined in the diagram below:


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