General Disability Pension recipients who begin to work, continue receiving the benefit at a rate based on their income.
- Any income that doesn't come from working (such as pension, supplements or property income) will not affect the basic benefit, but only the Supplements.
- The follow rights will not be affected if a person starts to work so as he/she is still eligible for a disability pension:
- Benefits related to the disability pension. One who looses his right to a disability benefit because of a high income, will continue receiving the related benefits for 3 years.
- Those who have partial disability (74%, 65% or 60%) that receive a dependents' supplement and begin to earn 2,032 NIS or more, will receive a full supplement (100%) instead of the partial supplement they would have received before.
Amount of the allowance according to the percentage of disability
- For more information on the benefit amount according to the varying degrees of disability see:
- General Disability Pension for People with Disability of 60% who begin to work
- General Disability Pension for People with Disability of 65% who begin to work
- General Disability Pension for People with Disability of 74% who begin to work
- General Disability Pension for People with Disability of 100% who begin to work
Who is Eligible?
- A General Disability Pension recipient that begins to work.
How to claim it?
- A general disability pension recipient that begins to work must notify the National Insurance Institute as such as send them his/her payslips.
- The payslips can be submitted online, by fax, by mail or through the branch box.
- One whose salary changes after he/she begins to work should send updated payslips to the National Insurance Institute in the manner listed above.
Health Insurance Contributions
- Paying Health Insurance Contributions are deducted from the disability pension. If a person starts working then the health insurance contributions are deducted from his/her salary.
- Deductions of health insurance contributions from the disability benefit will stop after a person receives his/her first payslip and the beginning of employment is reported to the National Insurance Institute.
One who stops working
- Someone who stops working and still has a valid established level of disability will receive the same disability pension he/she received before he/she started to work. Additional tests and submitting a new claim are not necessary.
- In order for this to happen one needs submit a "confirmation of termination from the employer"
- The confirmation can be submitted by online, by fax, by mail or through the branch box.
- One can also check his/her eligibility severance pay or income supplements.
An employee that doesn't receive a benefit and submits a claim
- An employee that does not receive a disability pension and wants to submit a pension claim, is eligible to do so if his/her salary is below 60% of the average wage - 5,944 NIS per month (as of 2018) and if he/she meets the rest of the conditions of eligibility.
- If the claim is approved and the person starts receiving a disability pension, he/she can earn more money and still continue to receive the pension according to his/her established degree of disability.
- The National Insurance Institute
- The Commission for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- The Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Labor – The Office for the Integration of People with Disabilities into the Workforce
Laws and Regulations
- The National Insurance Law] - section 202
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.