The National Insurance Institute pays for gravestones for those who have died alone. This is in addition to paying for normal Burial Services, as is provided for every person who dies in Israel

  • 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.

Please Note

  • 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.

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