- The National Insurance Institute pays for a gravestone for someone who has died and has no close family members in Israel. A close family member is defined as one of the following: parent, spouse, son or daughter.
- The gravestone is placed by the burial society which managed the burial.
- The gravestone is placed within 3 months after the date of burial.
- The National Insurance Institute does not reimburse family members who have paid for a gravestone.
- In some cases a death grant is paid to someone who paid for a gravestone for a person who died shortly before his/her spouse and had no children.
Laws and Regulations
- Original information was written as part of a rights accessibility project performed by the Elderly Services Department, part of the Jerusalem Municipality Social Services Department, as the result of a generous contribution from MASHOV - Citizens Involvement and Partnership for Community Advocacy.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.