After a decision from a Medical Committee for Determining Limited Mobility has been received, a Mobility Benefit claim must be submitted in order to receive benefits
A claim may be re-submitted if the applicant's state of health has worsened or if a previous claim was rejected because an authorized driver lived too close to the applicant
If one already receives assistance or representation on a claim there is a limit on fees that may be charged.
For more information, see the National Insurance Institute's English website
- Individuals whose condition has worsened are entitled to submit a new claim.
- Individuals whose previous claim was rejected because an authorized driver lived too close to them, may also submit a new claim due to a change in the regulations.
Target Audience and Prerequisites
- Israeli citizens with "limited mobility". For a complete list of conditions of eligibility, see: Mobility Benefit Conditions of Eligibility.
- Individuals with limited mobility whose medical state has worsened.
- Individuals whose previous claim was rejected because an authorized driver lived too close to them (as of August 2013, eligibility was granted to those in a wider distance range).
To Whom and How to Apply
- The claim must be submitted to the National Insurance Institute after the claimant receives the required medical committee decision. (For more information, see: Medical Committee for Determining Limited Mobility.)
Stages of the Process
- After a district medical committee or Ministry of Health medical appeals committee has established the degree of limited mobility as it pertains to the benefit, Form 8200 - Mobility Agreement Benefits Claim must be filled out.
- The following documentation must be included:
- Medical documentation that had been submitted to the medical committee in the Ministry of Health bureau and/or to the medical appeals committee.
- Illness summaries - If the applicant was hospitalized after the most recent examination in the Ministry of Health bureau or by the medical appeals committee.
- Updated medical history - If a year has passed since the medical committee examination, except if permanent disability was established and the applicant receives mobility benefits.
- Photocopy of the vehicle registration for the vehicle owned and used by the applicant.
- Photocopy of the applicant's driver's license and/or the license of the proposed driver of the vehicle.
- Photocopies of insurance policies:
- Comprehensive insurance - For a vehicle purchased with a standing loan; the policy must be valid at the time the claim is submitted.
- Mandatory insurance - For a vehicle purchased without a standing loan; the policy must be valid at the time the claim is submitted.
- School/educational institution documentation - For applicants ages 3-21 who do not drive.
- Photocopy of guardianship order - For applicants who have an assigned legal guardian.
- Applicants must sign the claim form.
- The form and documentation must be submitted to the nearest National Insurance Institute branch. Claims may be submitted by mail, fax or via the branch's designated service box. Click here to find the closest National Insurance Institute branch and contact information.
- Appeals of National Insurance Institute decisions must be submitted within 12 months of receiving the initial written decision. For more information, see: Appealing a National Insurance Institute Decision.
- Appellants are entitled to receive free legal aid from the Ministry of Justice. (Assistance for issues related to the National Insurance Institute is not dependent on meeting any type of economic criteria.)
- Individuals whose request for a medical examination was submitted prior to reaching retirement age will be considered to not yet have reached retirement age as long as the benefit claim was submitted to the National Insurance Institute within 2 months of receiving the medical committee or medical appeals committee decision regarding the degree of limited mobility as it pertains to the entitlement to benefits.
- If, due to a medical or physical problem, or some other limitation related to driving, an applicant requires a special vehicle, he/she should check if he/she is eligible for a "special vehicle". (The relevant appendix to the National Insurance Institute claim form must be filled out.)
- A vehicle should not be ordered until the standing loan for new vehicle taxes has been approved, because the National Insurance Institute will not approve loans for vehicles purchased before loan approval.
- For those who are interested in claiming assistance or representation for a mobility allowance claim, it is important to know that there is a limit on fees that they can be charged.
- English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.