Who can recieve the birth grant
If you gave birth in a hospital or were hospitalized immediately after childbirth you are entitled to a birth grant, if you fit the following criteria:
- You are an Israeli resident or the wife of an Israeli resident (even if the birth took place outside of Israel).
- You are a woman who has been employed in Israel or whose spouse has been employed in Israel for the six consecutive months (or more) preceding the birth, even if you are not Israeli residents (except for residents of the Palestinian autonomous areas), provided that the birth took place in Israel.
- As of June 1, 2017, even if you did not need hospitalization in relation to childbirth you may, under certain conditions, be entitled to a birth grant.
- If the woman who gave birth is no longer alive, her spouse or the newborn's guardian is entitled to receive the birth grant.
In the following circumstances the grant will be paid directly to your bank account and it is not necessary to submit the claim:
- If you have received a confirmation of birth from the hospital
- If you have received a confirmation of home birth from the Ministry of Health.
In the following circumstances, mothers cannot use the online birth payment claim service:
- Mothers whose child is adopted or was born to a surrogate mother.
- If you are employed by a number of employers you can submit the online claim for places of work whose employer has an agreement with the National Insurance Institute.
What you need
You must submit the required documents according to your work status.
The service is free of charge.
This service and forms are provided in Hebrew. If you don't speak Hebrew, seeking assistance from a Hebrew speaker is recommended.