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Returning residents? Everything you wanted to know about joining services for a resident of Israel

National insurance fees for returning residents

A returning resident aged 18 or older, who has been recognized as a resident of Israel (except for a married woman who is a housewife) must pay social security fees

The payment is calculated according to the income of the resident returning from work and not from work, and according to the insurance status established for him

Those who moved to live abroad and ceased to be a resident of Israel, and then returned to Israel to live there, should contact the National Insurance branch nearest to their place of residence and announce their arrival. The National Insurance official will check and decide whether the returning resident should be recognized as a resident of Israel.

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National Insurance Fees for Returning Residents

Information Details
Who Pays Social Security Fees? Returning residents aged 18 or older
Calculation of Payment Based on income, insurance status
Contact for Recognition as Resident National Insurance branch
Eligibility for National Insurance Benefits According to the law
Insurance Premium Rates Varied based on income and occupation

Target population and prerequisites

Who and how to apply

The insurance premium rate

Important Information

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Joining Health Insurance for Returning Residents

Information Details
Waiting Period for Health Services Up to 6 months, can be redeemed with a fee
Eligibility Without Waiting Period Minors, discharged soldiers, immigrants, others
Calculation of Waiting Period Based on days abroad
Redemption of Waiting Period Possible with a fee
Payment Methods for Redemption Credit card, bank check

Joining a returning resident to health insurance

A returning resident who is more than 12 payments late to the National Insurance Institute will be entitled to health services in Israel only after a waiting period of up to 6 months

The waiting period can be redeemed by paying NIS 13,740 (as of January 2023)

A resident of Israel who has been abroad for 18 consecutive months or more and has not paid health insurance premiums to the National Insurance Institute in Israel for a period of at least 12 months, or who has ceased to be a resident of Israel, is not entitled to receive health services for a period of up to 6 months after his return to Israel (except for populations exemptions from the waiting period).

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It is possible to purchase private insurance for the waiting period in one of the health funds, subject to the conditions of admission and health declaration.

Who is eligible?

Health Insurance in Israel

Information Details
Health Insurance Premiums Based on income, exemptions available
Services Included in Health Basket Defined by law, uniform across health funds
Collection of Participation Fees Allowed for some services
Eligibility for Health Insurance All permanent residents of Israel

Eligibility without a waiting period

The process of exercising the right

the waiting period

example

A returning resident for whom a 3-month waiting period has been calculated must stay in Israel for 3 periods (consecutive or non-consecutive), each of which has 25 consecutive days of stay in the country.

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example

A resident for whom a waiting period of two months has been set, has stayed in Israel for 40 consecutive days, and then went abroad for two days. Out of the period of his stay in Israel, only 25 days will be taken into account for the purpose of calculating the waiting period, and from the moment of his return he will have to wait another 25 days.

Special Benefits for Immigrants and Returning Residents

Information Details
Special Old-Age Benefit Eligibility Immigrants and returning residents
Benefit Amounts Same as basic old-age pension
Eligibility Conditions Income, marital status, age, etc.
Spouse of the Same Sex Eligibility For women who immigrated over retirement age

Redemption of the waiting period

health insurance

Every Israeli resident is insured with health insurance that entitles him to services to the extent specified in the State Health Insurance Law

Failure to pay insurance premiums or late payments do not infringe the rights of the insured, and do not exempt the fund from its obligation to provide the insured with the health services included in the health basket

Every resident must pay health insurance premiums, depending on their income, except in cases where the resident is entitled to an exemption from the payment

According to the State Health Insurance Law, every Israeli resident is insured with health insurance that entitles him to the services included in the health services basket.

General Disability Allowance

Information Details
Eligibility for Disability Allowance Based on disability severity, impact on earning
Eligibility for Returning Residents Normally based on residence in Israel, exceptions
Special Cases for Returning Residents Disability onset in Israel, income criteria
Document Requirements Medical documents confirming disability onset

Who is eligible?

The process of exercising the right

specific populations

Senior Citizen Pension for Returning Residents

Information Details
Eligibility for Senior Citizen Pension Completion of required qualification period
Eligibility for Returning Residents Incorporating insurance periods from Israel
Special Cases for Treaty Country Residents Rules for those who lived in treaty countries

soldiers

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Children

Children of returning residents

An Israeli resident who has stayed or is staying abroad

Returning Residents Who Lived in Treaty Countries

Information Details
Entitlement Rules for Treaty Country Residents Based on prior insurance in treaty country
Continuation of Certification Period Accrues from the day recognized as an Israeli
Eligibility Upon Return Before Retirement Age Possible partial pension or special benefit
Application Process for Treaty Benefit Through the Department for Foreign Relations

New immigrants

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Contributing factors

Senior citizen pension (old age pension) for a returning resident

A returning resident may be entitled to a senior citizen’s pension (old age pension), if all eligibility conditions are met, including completion of the required certification period

A returning resident who has not accumulated enough of a qualifying period may be entitled to a special benefit instead of the old age pension

A returning resident is entitled to a senior citizen’s pension (old age pension), if he meets all eligibility conditions, and among other things, if he has completed the required qualification period.

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Who is eligible?

Paying National Insurance and Health Insurance

Information Details
Payment Calculation Income-based for both National and Health Ins.
National Insurance Fees for Different Groups Employees, self-employed, students, others
Redemption of Health Insurance Waiting Period Through payment or private insurance
Eligibility for Health Services Waiting period for late payments, exemptions

A returning resident who lived in a treaty country

Special old-age benefit for immigrants and returning residents

Residents of Israel who immigrated to Israel for the first time after a certain age and returning residents who have not accumulated a qualifying period for an old-age pension, may receive a special benefit instead of a senior citizen’s pension (old-age pension)

The benefit amounts for an individual are the same as the basic old-age pension amounts: 1,680 NIS up to age 80 and 1,775 NIS from age 80 and older (as of 2023)

You may also be entitled to a supplement for spouses and children and an income supplement supplement according to the conditions

For official information see the website of the National Insurance Institute

Joining Health Insurance for Children

Information Details
Automatic Health Insurance for Children Based on parents’ health fund membership
Transfer Between Health Funds for Children Allowed, requires form and signatures
Immediate Transfer for Infants First transfer under 6 months of age
Health Insurance for Children of Returning Res. Eligible up to age 18 if parents qualify

Relocation with the Family Vital Considerations and Insights

Benefit rates

Who is eligible?

Contributing Factors to Customer Eligibility

Information Details
Exemptions from Health Insurance Premiums For specific income levels, circumstances
Eligibility for Income Supplements Based on income and family composition
Eligibility for Special Benefits Varies based on age, residence, and insurance
Eligibility for General Disability Allowance Based on disability severity and income criteria
Eligibility for Senior Citizen Pension Based on required qualification period

Eligibility of women according to the age of immigration to Israel

Eligibility of insured persons in social insurance in treaty countries

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Social Security Fees for Returning Residents

Information Details
Payment Responsibility Returning residents aged 18 or older
Fee Calculation Based on income, insurance status
Recognition as Resident Contact nearest National Insurance branch
Eligibility for National Insurance Benefits Per the law
Premium Rates Vary based on income and occupation

The process of exercising the right

General disability allowance for a returning resident

In certain cases, which will be detailed later, a returning resident may be entitled to a general disability allowance even if his incapacity occurred while he was not a resident of Israel

For more information, see the National Insurance Institute website

A general disability allowance is paid to those who, due to a physical, mental or mental disability, are impaired or their ability to earn is reduced by at least 50%, as well as to a housewife whose ability to function in the household is impaired by at least 50%.

Who is eligible?

  1. He reached the age of 18 when he was a resident of Israel and disabled.
  2. The defect that caused the incapacity was caused to him when he was a minor (under 18) resident of Israel.

The process of exercising the right

Health Insurance Waiting Period and Redemption

Information Details
Waiting Period for Health Services Up to 6 months, redeemable with a fee
Exemptions from Waiting Period Minors, discharged soldiers, immigrants, others
Calculation of Waiting Period Based on days spent abroad
Redemption of Waiting Period Possible with a fee, payment methods available
Eligibility for Health Services in Israel Automatic, conditions apply in some cases

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