Introduction:

A soldier in compulsory service (שירות חובה) who has a child is entitled to a receive a grant after the child is born
If both parents are in compulsory service, only one of them will be entitled to receive the grant
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A soldier in compulsory service who has a child is entitled to a receive a grant after the child is born.

  • The amount of the grant will be at the rate of the private wage in compulsory service.
  • In the case of a multiple birth, the grant amount is multiplied by the number of children born
  • If both parents are in compulsory service, only one of them will be entitled to receive the grant

Who is Eligible?

  • Soldiers (male or female) who have a child while in compulsory service.

How to Claim It?

  • A soldier who has a child must report it to their unit's adjutant office (שלישות) and present the child's birth certificate.
  • The unit is then responsible to report the birth on Form 19 (Change of Family Status) to the headquarters of the chief adjutant corps officer (מקשל"ר).
  • The change of family status will then be noted in the soldier's personal file and the grant will be paid as part of the soldier's next salary payment, or as part of final payment in cases where the soldier is released and will not be receiving any more salary payments.
  • After submitting the proper documentation to the adjutant office (שלישות), it is recommended to verify that it was submitted to the headquarters of the chief adjutant corps officer (מקשל"ר).

Please Note

  • A solider in compulsory service who has a child, is entitled to 8 days of maternity leave from the army

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