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:
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
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).
- 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).
- 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:
Fast Track for Special Circumstances
and receiving a response in the mail
appeal the decision regarding incapacity to function
resubmit a claim
- "Value of vehicle use" is a wage component taken into account in examining entitlement to Old Age Pension or General Disability Pension
Laws and Regulations
- The National Insurance Law - sections 200(c), 200(d), 201, 202.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.