Children from birth through age 18 and 3 months that receive regular dialysis treatment are eligible for a Disabled Child Benefit
Beginning August 2016, eligibility is for a benefit of 188%. The amount of the benefit is 4,701 NIS, as of 2018.

According to section 2 of the first addition to the National Insurance Regulations (disabled child), a child that receives regular dialysis treatment is entitled to a Disabled Child Benefit.

  • Beginning in August 2016 the eligibility amount was raise from 100% to 188%.
  • The process for receiving the benefit and the details of each step of the process are found in the charts below.
Receiving notification about the decision of the committee
If the answer is positive, see, Benefit Rates
In any case, you may

Who is Eligible?

Necessary Preparations

  • Before Submitting a Disabled Child Benefit Claim you should prepare all relevant tests and documentation.
  • As a general rule, eligibility can be determined based on medical documentation alone, with out requiring the child to appear before a medical committee.
  • Before submitting a claim or appearing in front of a medical committee you can get free guidance at the Yad Mechavenet centers that are run on behalf of the National Insurance Institute.

Necessary Tests

  • Allergy tests:
  • Skin prick tests to determine specific allergies (SPT)
  • Blood tests or challenge tests

Necessary Documentation

  • Recommendation from an allergist for an epi-pen.
  • Documentation from a recognized medical institution that the child was treated at (close to the event) including details about:
  • a reaction including breathing issues or an epileptic reaction
  • type of treatment
  • If there isn't medical documentation of one of those things - then updated medical records from a pulmonologist or allergist stating that the child has active asthma.

How to Claim It?

What Now? For Further Details Notes
Submit a claim Submitting a Disabled Child Benefit Claim It is important to remember to send all required documents
After filing the claim, it will be decided if a decision on the amount of disability can be made without the presence of the child. Disabled Child Benefit Committee Hearing in the Absence of the Child. If the committee decides on eligibility based on documentation only, you can request that the child be checked by the committee within 45 days.
If it is decided after filing the claim that there is a need to check the child then an invitation to a medical committee hearing will be sent according to the age of the child. *Medical Committee for a Disabled Child up to Age 3 *It is important to arrive at the prescribed time, or to report the inability to attend in advance.
  • If the child does not need assistance in performing daily activities, you can request that these activities are not checked during the committee's examination.
The committee's decision Within 45 days of receiving the claim with all relevant documents, you will be sent the decision, together with the minutes of the medical committee meeting. In certain situations, temporary eligibility may be established (relevant cases are detailed in the Specific Information for Eligible Populations section.
  • In cases where temporary disability is established, towards the end of the established period of disability, the National Insurance Institute will request updated medical information and the person will be invited to appear before an additional medical committee.
If eligibility is granted, the benefit will be paid from the month in which the claim was submitted The benefit will be transferred to the eligible recipient's bank account on the 28th of each month.
Retroactive Payment Retroactive payment for up to a year before the claim was submitted may granted if the conditions for eligibility existed before submission. The time is determined based on the earlier of these two dates:
  • The date in which the symptoms connected to the child's disability were first recorded in the child's medical records.
  • The date in which that child's disability began to cause a significant and heavy treatment load (according to a pediatrician who works on behalf of the National Insurance Institute).
*A child receiving the benefit because of a developmental delay (until age 3) may receive a retroactive benefit for up to half a year before the claim was filed.
  • A retroactive benefit is not automatic and should be requested along with the main claim submission.
If you are not satisfied with the decision (if eligibility was rejected or only partially/temporarily established), you can appeal within 90 days from the day it was received. Appealing the Decision of the Medical Committee for a Disabled Child
If you are not satisfied with the decision of the Appeals Committee, you can appeal within 60 days to the Regional Labor Court. Appealing the Decision of the Medical Appeals Committee of the National Insurance Institute You may requestfree legal assistance from the legal assistance division of the Ministry of Justice.
A repeat claim may be filed after 6 months, or if there has been a deterioration in health status - with no waiting period. Submitting a Disabled Child Benefit Repeat Claim
If your child (above age 3) is totally dependent on the assistance of others for daily activities (in a way that is significantly more than his/her peers) and the child receives a disabled child benefit without relating to this dependence, a dependence evaluation can be requested. Dependence Evaluation for a Disabled Child Benefit Recipient A request for a dependence evaluation can be submitted from age 2 years and 10 months.

Families with more than one child with disabilities

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