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Guide to Bituach Leumi Regulations Related to Birth for Foreign Citizens

For the benefit of visitors to the site, we prepared a detailed and clear guide concerning the grants and benefits given by Bituach Leumi that are related to birth, how to apply for them and how to obtain them.
We will list the Bituach Leumi benefits and allowances according to their order beginning with a newborn’s birth:

New! A government savings plan for each child appears at the end of this guide.
 
* Hospitalization Grant 
* Birth Grant
* Birth Allowance
* Maternity Birth Allowance
* Paternity Birth Allowance
* Pregnancy Complications
* Children’s Allowance
* Savings Plan for Each Child

Arranging these allowances can take up to two months. The payments and grants are transferred to one’s bank account every month. Since some of the grants are according to law designated only for the mother, such as the birth grant and Children’s Allowance, make sure that the mother has her own Israeli bank account or is a partner in her husband’s Israeli bank account. For the Guide to Open an Israeli Bank Account for a Foreign Citizen, click here.
Bituach Leumi payments are made through a booklet of monthly payment vouchers for the secular year that are sent to your mail address. For the ways to pay the premiums, see the end of the Guide. A resident has to ensure that he is registered with Bituach Leumi and pay his premiums regularly to ensure that he will not lose his benefits.
Even though eligibility for Bituach Leumi is given only to Israeli residents, some grants are also given to one who isn’t an Israeli resident if she or her husband worked six months in Israel.
To see if you are eligible to be considered an Israeli resident vis-à-vis Bituach Leumi, see our Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.

Please note: If you are a member in Bituach Leumi, and your visa is about to expire, make sure you renew your visa in the Ministry of the Interior and immediately update it in Bituach Leumi to prevent losing your Bituach Leumi membership and benefits.

Remember! The required Bituach Leumi forms can only be filled in Hebrew.


What is a hospitalization grant?
 
A hospitalization grant - is payment for the mother and baby’s hospitalization expenses for the birth. This grant is given even if the baby was born abroad or in a hospital that doesn’t  have an agreement with Bituach Leumi as long as this amount doesn’t exceed the amount of the hospitalization grant mandated by law.
An additional grant is also given for a preemie’s hospitalization if the newborn's weight is 1,750 grams or less and if the infant was hospitalized at least four days in a neonatal intensive care unit.
Eligibility for the hospitalization grant is conditional on the mother or her spouse being defined as Israeli residents.
If the wife or husband are not Israeli residents, they are still eligible for a hospitalization grant on condition that she works as a employee or self-employed at least 6 months in Israel, has a valid resident visa and gave birth in Israel.


How does one submit a claim for a hospitalization grant?
 
Bituach Leumi pays the hospitalization grant directly to the Israeli hospital where the birth took place, with the claim being submitted to Bituach Leumi directly from the hospital. The mother must go to the hospital to register for the birth a month before the estimated birth date, and should bring her and her husband’s passports and certification showing that they are members in Bituach Leumi (if such is the case).
When registering for the upcoming birth, the hospital will give them a form for Bituach Leumi (Bituach Leumi form 300) which they have to fill out and give to Bituach Leumi to receive the hospitalization and birth grants. After the grants are approved, Bituach Leumi will pay the hospitalization costs directly to the hospital.
If one of the couple is still in their waiting period (183 days) to get resident status and become a member in Bituach Leumi, Bituach Leumi will ask them to leave a security check when they register for the upcoming birth until the debt is paid to the hospital after Bituach Leumi confirms their resident status after the 183 days including the date of the birth. (It is the mother’s responsibility to register in Bituach Leumi immediately at the conclusion of the waiting period.) For instructions how to register for Bituach Leumi, see the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident
One who is defined as an Israeli resident that gave birth abroad, or gave birth in Israel in a hospital that doesn’t have an arrangement with Bituach Leumi, must submit a claim to the Bituach Leumi branch nearest to them for the birth grant and the hospitalization grant (Bituach Leumi form 300). You can get the form in our office or download it here.
One who is not an Israeli resident but who is married to an Israeli resident, or she and / or her spouse are not residents but worked six months in Israel, can arrange the hospitality grant in the Bituach Leumi branch near where they live


What is the amount of the hospitalization grant?

The hospitalization grant is a maximum of 13,186 NIS.
The extra amount for a premie’s hospitalization is a maximum209,184 NIS.



What is a birth grant?

​A birth grant - is the allowance which a mother receives to help her cover her initial (private) expenses for the newborn. One who gave birth in a hospital or was hospitalized immediately after birth is entitled to the grant right after birth. This grant is given even if the baby was born abroad or in a hospital that doesn’t have an agreement with Bituach Leumi.
Eligibility for the birth grant is conditional on the mother or her spouse being defined as Israeli residents.
If the wife or husband are not Israeli residents, they are still eligible to the birth grant if she is employed or self-employed for at least 6 months with a visa permit to stay and work in Israel on condition that she gave birth in Israel.


What is the amount of the birth grant?
 
The amount of birth grant varies according to the number of babies born during each birth and the number of the mother’s births:
•  For the first child in the family  1,751 NIS
•  For the second child in the family for  788 NIS
•  For the third child and every additional child in the same family  525 NIS
•  For a mother who gave birth to twins  8757 NIS
•  For a mother who gave birth to triplets  13,136 NIS


How does one submit a claim for a birth grant?
 
To get the birth grant, a foreign citizen who gave birth in Israel has to bring a hospital birth certificate and a hospital discharge certificate to the Interior Ministry to get a Live Newborn certificate. 
They have to also bring a passport for the newborn from the country where he is a citizen. A foreign passport for the newborn is issued from his country’s consulate. To get a passport for U.S. citizens, click here.
Then they have to bring the Live Newborn certificate, the parents’ entries and exits page (from the Interior Ministry), their passports, and a filled out Birth Grant form (Bituach Leumi form 300) to a Bituach Leumi branch. You can get a sample form in our office or download download it here
 

What is the birth allowance?
The birth allowance - is given to a new mother who gave birth to three or more children in one birth providing that she is entitled to a birth grant, at least three children are still living after 30 days, and she and / or her husband are legal Israeli residents. This grant is given even if the baby was born abroad or in a hospital that doesn’t have an agreement with Bituach Leumi.
Eligibility for the birth allowance is conditional on the mother or her spouse being defined as Israeli residents.
If the wife or husband are not Israeli residents, they are still eligible to the birth allowance if she is employed or self-employed for at least 6 months with a visa permit to stay and work in Israel on condition that she gave birth in Israel.


What is the amount of the birth allowance?




How should one submit a claim for a birth allowance?

 
To receive a birth allowance, the new mother should fill out a claim for a birth allowance (Bituach Leumi form 300) with information about the children and her bank account, and submit it to the Bituach Leumi branch near where she lives 30 days after the birth. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here


What is a maternity allowance?
The maternity allowance - is a payment made to an employed woman on maternity leave to compensate her for lost wages or income during the period she isn’t working due to pregnancy and/or childbirth.
There are two maternity leave entitlement periods, one for 14 weeks and one for 7 weeks.
The maternity allowance is contingent or her being employed or self-employed in Israel or abroad and she and her employer are Israeli residents and her work contract is connected to Israel.


The different tracks of eligibility for the maternity allowance 

Eligibility for 14 weeks of maternity leave (98 days) :
1.  She worked for 10 of the 14 months or 15 of the 22 months prior to the day she stopped working due to the birth, and Bituach Leumi premiums had been paid for her during that time.
2. She stopped working during her pregnancy that ended in a birth not more than 7 weeks (49 days) before the estimated date of birth (with a doctor’s authorization).

Eligibility for 7 weeks of maternity allowance (49 days).
1. If she worked for 6 of the 14 months prior to the day she stopped working due to the birth, and Bituach Leumi premiums had been paid for her during that time.
2. If she stopped working during her pregnancy, which ended in childbirth, not more than 3 1/2 weeks (24 days) before her estimated birth date (confirmed by a doctor).

Please note: One’s entitlement period can be extended in unusual cases.


What is the amount of the maternity allowance?
The maternity allowance is a grant which replaces the mother’s wage after she gives birth according to the calculations below. The size of the allowance is limited to a maximum amount of 1,459 NIS per day for both an employee and self-employed.

For an employee - the maternity allowance is calculated by adding up her total wages in the three months that preceded the first of the month when she stopped working to begin her maternity leave, dividing the results by 90 times the number of days she is entitled to, as long as the total amount does not exceed 1,459.50 NIS per day.
If she can provide authorization that her wage was low due to the pregnancy, illness or any other reason not dependent on her, etc. during the three months before she decided to take her maternity leave, the amount will be calculated according to the months before she became sick and they will check the possibility of increasing her maternity allowance according to the prior higher salary.
 
For the self-employed - her maternity allowance is calculated according to her income that she declared to Bituach Leumi for the three months that preceded the first of the month when she stopped working to begin her maternity leave, dividing the results by 90 times the number of days she is entitled to, as long as the total amount does not exceed 1,459.50 NIS per day.
When she receives her final yearly income assessment from the Income Tax Authority, if it shows that her average monthly income has changed, the maternity allowance will be recalculated according to the assessment’s higher amount. 
If she can provide authorization that her wage during the three months before she decided to take her maternity leave was low due to the pregnancy, the amount will be calculated according to her previous tax year (in the event that she worked then).
 
For one who worked both as an employee and as a self-employed worker - her maternity allowance will be based on combining both incomes during the three months that preceded the first of the month when she stopped working, dividing the results by 90 times the number of days she is entitled to, as long as the total amount does not exceed 1,459.50 NIS per day. 
This is contingent on her separately accumulating an entitlement period from her work as a self-employed.
 
For one who was getting vocational training or vocational rehabilitation - An employee or self-employed who was getting vocational training or vocational rehabilitation within the three months before she decided to stop working and begin her maternity leave. 
Her maternity allowance for the period of her vocational training or rehabilitation will be calculated according to the income that her Bituach Leumi premium is based on, i.e. 50% of the average wage (4837 NIS).
The rest of the period will be calculated as above, according to the calculation used for an employee or self-employed.
Cost of living rises are figured into the maternity allowance payments at the time of payment.
 
Please note: Bituach Leumi premiums, health insurance premiums and income tax payments are deducted from a maternity allowance according to the amounts stipulated by law.


How does one submit a claim for a maternity allowance?
 
Fill out a maternity allowance claim (Bituach Leumi form 355), and bring it together with the hospital birth certificate to the Bituach Leumi branch nearest to you. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here.
The claim form can only be given to Bituach Leumi not earlier than 9 weeks before the expected birth date, accompanied by a gynecologist’s authorization of the estimated birth date, and not later than 12 months from the first day one is entitled to the maternity allowance.

An employee - your employer must authorize the Bituach Leumi form. If you have several employers, you must attach a form from all of them. 
If you did not work in the three months preceding the date you stopped working in preparation for the birth, and you did not receive a full wage, you have to explain in a letter why you did not receive wages and attach appropriate documentation, such as: illness, accident, strike, etc.
 
One who is self-employed - must write on the form the date on which you stopped working as an independent and the Bituach Leumi branch where you pay your premiums.

A new mother who was getting vocational training or vocational rehabilitation - in the three months that exceeded the day she stopped working, has to show Bituach Leumi a Health Ministry or a Ministry of Economy certificate authorizing where and when she is getting her vocational training or vocational rehabilitation.
 
A foreign worker - has to show proof that she has a bank account.


What is a paternity allowance?
 
A paternity allowance - a father is entitled to a paternity allowance to replace his spouse for part of the maternity leave and to get compensation for the loss in his wage or income during the period he is not working and taking care of his child.


Eligibility for the paternity allowance is contingent on these conditions :
 
 He can exchange his spouse only if 6 weeks passed from when his spouse gave birth.
 He had worked for 10 out of the 14 months prior to the day that he was allowed to stop working due to the birth, and Bituach Leumi premiums had been paid for him during that time.
 Or he had worked for 15 out of the 22 months prior to the day that he was allowed to stop working due to the birth, and Bituach Leumi premiums had been paid for him during that time.
 A written statement from his wife that she agrees to give up part of her maternity leave and be replaced by her spouse
 During the replacement period, his spouse returned to her work. (If the spouse is returning to the shortened work week that she went on before maternity leave, Bituach Leumi will examine the entitlement to divide up the maternity leave between the couple.)
 The father is permitted to substitute for his wife only 6 weeks after his wife gave birth.
 The father’s paternity leave can not be less than 21 consecutive days.


The amount of the paternity allowance

The calculation for the paternity allowance is the same as for the maternity allowance (see above).
 
Please note: the Bituach Leumi premium, health insurance premium and income tax is deducted from the paternity allowance according to rates stipulated by the law.
 

How does one submit a claim for a paternity allowance?
 
Fill out a paternity allowance claim (Bituach Leumi form 360), and bring it to the Bituach Leumi branch nearest to you. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here.
The claim form can only be given to Bituach Leumi not later than 12 months from the first day one exchanged one’s paternity leave for that of one’s spouse.
 
An employee - your employer must authorize the Bituach Leumi form. If you have several employers, you must attach a form from all of them. 
 
One who is self-employed - you must write on the form the date on which you began and stopped working as an independent and the Bituach Leumi branch where you pay your premiums.


Extending maternity leave
 
Even though the length of maternity leave is limited to 7 or 14 weeks, in some cases a woman is also entitled to additional leave due to the exceptional circumstances listed below: 


How extended maternity leave is calculated :

For the birth of more than one child :
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 14 weeks will receive an additional three weeks for each additional child born.
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 7 weeks will receive an additional two weeks for each additional child born.

For the mother’s hospitalization :
If the mother has to be hospitalized for at least 15 days in the hospital, or she had to be hospitalized again during her maternity leave for at least 15 days, or both she and the baby had to be hospitalized even if it is less than 15 days:
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 14 weeks will receive a maximum additional 4 weeks.
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 7 weeks will receive a maximum additional 2 weeks.

For the hospitalization of a newborn :

If the baby has to be hospitalized for at least 15 days in the hospital, or the baby had to be hospitalized again during the mother’s maternity leave for at least 15 days, or both she and the baby had to be hospitalized even if it is less than 15 days:
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 14 weeks will receive a maximum additional 6 weeks.
A woman who is entitled to a maternity leave of 7 weeks will receive a maximum additional 5 weeks.


Splitting the maternity leave :
 
If the mother has to be hospitalized for more days in the hospital, or the mother and/or the newborn have to be hospitalized again during her maternity leave for at least 15 days of hospitalization, then the mother is entitled to split her maternity leave. 
The mother can return to work 3 weeks after the birth, and when the baby is discharged from the hospital, she can complete the remaining days she is entitled to maternity leave.


How to submit a claim to extend maternity leave
 
The mother must fill out a claim for extending or splitting the maternity allowance (Bituach Leumi form 368), together with a birth certificate from the hospital and submit it to the Bituach Leumi  branch nearest to her. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here.
The claim form must be accompanied by hospital authorization noting the details of the mother and the baby and the length of the hospitalization.

An employee - has to provide her employer’s approval for extending or splitting her maternity leave.

A self-employed woman - should provide a written deposition.


What is Shmirat Harayon (pregnancy complications)?

 
A pregnancy complications grant - is paid to a woman worker who stopped working during her pregnancy due to medical risk to her or to the fetus. The risk can result from the pregnancy or the type of work she does, the place where she works or how she has to carry out her work, which are endangering the woman or her fetus, while no alternative suitable work was found for her in her workplace. She is entitled to this benefit to make up for her loss of income for the time she can not work due to the pregnancy and / or childbirth, provided that she or her spouse are legal Israeli residents.
Eligibility for pregnancy complications is conditional on the mother or her spouse being defined as Israeli residents.


Eligibility criteria for a Shmirat Harayon grant
 
•  She worked for 6 of the 14 months prior to the day she stopped working due to pregnancy complications, and Bituach Leumi premiums had been paid for her during that time.
• The period she has to remain in bed rest is not less than 30 consecutive days. If she took a break after a first period of bed rest and then again needed a further period of bed rest due to pregnancy complications, each additional period of bed rest shall not be less than 14 consecutive days.
• A pregnancy complications grant will not be given if at the same time she is getting remuneration from her employer for sick leave or a payment from any other entity.

Please note: A pregnant woman who went abroad because of pregnancy complications loses her compensation from the day she leaves the country.


Calculating the pregnancy complications grant

The pregnancy complications grant substitutes for a woman’s earnings while she is not working due to pregnancy complications. It is calculated by combining her wage and/or self-employed income during the three months prior to the first of the month in which stopped working due to pregnancy complications, dividing the results by 90 multiplied by the days she is eligible to receive the pregnancy complications grant. The amount of the grant is limited to the base amount per day of 291.90 NIS.
 
Please note: The Bituach Leumi premium, health insurance premium and income tax is deducted from the pregnancy complications grant according to rates stipulated by the law.
 
How to submit a pregnancy complications claim
 
You must fill out a medical authorization form for pregnancy complications (Bituach Leumi form 331), together with a birth certificate from the hospital and submit it to the Bituach Leumi branch nearest to you. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here.
The claim form must be accompanied by confirmation from an obstetrician or gynecologist that specifies the necessary period of bed rest, and likewise for any other periods of bed rest that she needs. If the work environment or the type of work are the reason for the pregnancy complications, the woman may be required to get confirmation from an occupational doctor.
The latest deadline to submit the medical authorization form is 12 months from the start of the last period of bed rest.
The benefit will be paid for a period not exceeding two weeks before the date on which the claimant had her first medical examination in which it was determined that she required bed rest.
A Bituach Leumi doctor may require clarifications and information regarding the medical confirmation, and may even refuse her claim, if the medical indications do not justify taking a leave for bed rest, or the woman’s type of work or business pose no danger to the mother and fetus in accordance with the law.


What is the Children’s Allowance?
 
The Children’s Allowance - is for families living in Israel, who have children under the age of 18 (who are not married). The pension is designed to help a family with the costs of raising their children, and is paid regardless of family income.
Eligibility for Children’s Allowance is conditional on the mother or her spouse being defined as Israeli residents.
If she isn’t an Israeli resident, she is also entitled to it if she is employed or self-employed for at least 6 months with a permit to stay and work in Israel, contingent on her giving birth in Israel.


How should I submit a request for a Children’s Allowance?
 
In most cases, the allowance is paid automatically based on information received from the hospital after the birth, and there is no need to submit a claim to Bituach Leumi. Nevertheless, there are some cases where families have to submit a claim to Bituach Leumi, such as when the baby is born abroad.
The parents must submit a Children’s Allowance claim to Bituach Leumi. The claim must be filled out on Bituach Leumi’s Personal Claim for Children’s Allowance (Bituach Leumi form 5025) and submitted to a Bituach Leumi branch. You can get a sample form in our office or download it here. 
Children’s Allowance is paid every 20th of the month to the mother's bank account or to her and her husband’s joint account. The size of the benefit is determined by the number of children in the family.
The Children’s Allowance is paid to the mother. In the event that the parents are divorced, the allowance will be paid to the parent who was given custody of the children by court. In the event that the court decision was to divide the children up among the parents, each parent will be entitled to the allowance for the number of children in his/her custody.
Parents who are separated are treated identically by the law as divorced parents concerning the custody of their children.
The parents have to submit a form for splitting the file (Bituach Leumi form 5025). You can get a sample form in our office or download it here.
 
Please note! Since the Children’s Allowance is paid to the mother, it is important that the bank account be registered on the name of the children’s mother or on the name of both parents.


What is the amount of the children’s allowance?

For children born until May 31, 2003, the allowance is calculated as following:


For children born from June 1, 2003, the allowance is calculated as following:


If one of the parents receives Guaranteed Income, Alimony, Retiree Pension with a Guaranteed Income supplement, or Survivors Stipend with a Guaranteed Income supplement, they will receive another 105 NIS for the third and fourth child in the family.
 
 
What is the “Savings Plan for Each Child?”
As of January 2017, a "Saving Plan for Each Child" framework was set up as an entitlement for every child in Israel to enable him to start his adult life (at 18) with a rudimentary amount of money. Bituach Leumi will deposit fifty shekels into a savings plan for all children up to the age of 18 whose parents are receiving a Child’s Allowance for them. The money will be transferred to a designated savings account in the child’s name in an investment provident fund or a bank. Bituach Leumi is also responsible for paying the savings management fees.
Up to six months from the date of the child’s birth, the parents will be able to decide in which provident fund or bank from the list that appears below to deposit the savings plan for their child. If the parents do not choose until that time where to manage their child’s savings plan, Bituach Leumi will randomly choose from the list of provident funds below, or from a bank if this was the parents’ choice for the child born before this one. Provident funds will be deposited in a low risk track, and the bank account will have a fixed, unlinked interest track with no exit option.
The parents may also double the savings plan and enable Bituach Leumi to add an additional fifty shekels from the Child’s Allowance given to them every month so 100 NIS a month is being deposited in the savings plan. Parents can stop the extra deposit at any time.
By the time the child reaches the age of 18, Bituach Leumi will have deposited 11350 NIS in his savings account, but he should have considerably more from the profits generated by the investments or interest.
Each provident fund program (that appears in the list below) offers a choice of a saving track with a variable annual yield based on small, medium or increased risk, and some of these tracks have halachic or Shari'a approval. Every bank plan (that appears in the list) offers a choice of tracks with a variable annual yield based on a fixed, linked or variable interest rate, as well as the possibility of exchanging that track for another at the same bank.


List of savings plans (authorized by the Ministry of Finance):


 
Additional information about savings plans:

 When the child is 18 years old, Bituach Leumi will deposit a one-time grant of 500 NIS in his account.
 The withdrawal of money for a child between the ages of 18 and 21 requires parental consent.
 If the savings funds are not withdrawn by the age of 21, Bituach Leumi will deposit another one-time grant of 500 NIS in the savings account.
Bituach Leumi is responsible for paying the fixed savings management fees up to the age of 21 years. (After this age, management fees will be collected from the insured's savings plan.)
 Every year, the entity that manages the savings plan (the bank or the provident fund) will send the parents a report on the deposits and profits accumulated in the account.
 One may switch from one provident fund to a different provident fund at any time, but one may not transfer from one bank to another bank. However, if the parents chose a track in a bank, they may switch to another track in the same bank according to the established exit terms (usually not less than 5 years).
Although the "Saving Plan for Each Child" Law was regulated in January 2017, eligibility for the savings plan began and was paid retroactively from May 2015 (20 months) for all children who received Child Allowances during this period.
Your choice of a savings plan can be conveyed by phone to *2637 or 02-5393700 or at the Bituach Leumi website at this link. You can also go to the Bituach Leumi branch closest to where you live.


Withdrawing money from the savings plan

The savings can be withdrawn only when your child reaches the age of 18 (except in unusual cases), after paying capital gains taxes. You will have to fill out Bituach Leumi form 5022 "Request to Withdraw Money from a Savings Plan for Each Child" which can be obtained from the provident fund or bank, from our office or downloaded here.

Remember! Withdrawing the money for a child between the ages of 18 and 21 requires the consent and signature of the parents on the form.

Please note: A child whose money is managed by an investment provident fund and he decided to continue saving the money accumulated on his behalf in the provident fund until his retirement age, can receive the savings after retirement as an annuity, without payment of capital gains tax.


I am no longer living in Israel. What should I do?

Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.
 
How to pay Bituach Leumi premiums

Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.

 
Contact information:
 
Bituach Leumi Institute.
For inquiries on any Bituach Leumi subject, you can call from any phone: *6050
For personal inquiries, you have to identify yourself with a 4-digit personal identification number (which can be obtained at Bituach Leumi branches).
 
Reception hours at the branch in Jerusalem :
4 Ben Shetach, Jerusalem. 9414704. 
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:00-12:30 (Employee, Self-Employed, Elderly and Survivors departments).
On Monday, 15: 00-17: 00 (self-employed only).
20 Ben Sira Street, Jerusalem. 
Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:00-12:30 (Children, Maternity, Child support, Nursing services, Reserves, General disability, Disabled child, Special services, Medical committee, Work victims, Mobility, Victims of hostilities, Guaranteed Income and Unemployment).
 
Reception hours for Beitar Ilit branch : 
17 Rabbi Akiva Street. Zip code 99879.
Monday and Wednesday 8:00-13:00. Monday Wednesday from 15:00-17:00 (Work injury, Children, Maternity, Reserves).
Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.
Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.
Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.
Click here for the Guide to Register or Cancel Bituach Leumi for a Foreign Resident.
Questions and Answers:
My wife is an Israeli citizen and I am a foreign citizen without a visa. Is my wife insured in Bituach Leumi
Answer:
Yes.
My wife is about to give birth and we are members in Bituach Leumi. How do I arrange the payment for the birth with Bituach Leumi
Answer:
The mother has to bring her and her spouse’s passport and proof that she is a member of Bituach Leumi to the hospital. When registering for her birth at the hospital (before birth), she should take a form for Bituach Leumi and bring it there after she gives birth. Bituach Leumi will then pay for the birth directly to the hospital.
My wife is about to give birth and we are in the waiting period to become members in Bituach Leumi. How do I arrange the payment for the birth
Answer:
If one of the couple is in a waiting period (183 days) for Bituach Leumi, they have to leave a security check when they register the birth until the debt is paid to the hospital by Bituach Leumi at the end of the 183 days. (It is the mother’s responsibility to immediately register with Bituach Leumi after the waiting period.) For instructions how to register with Bituach Leumi, refer to the Guide.
My wife is not a member in Bituach Leumi because she doesn’t have a student-companion visa. Can her birth expenses be covered by Bituach Leumi
Answer:
No. But if you are working more than six months with a work visa, you may obtain coverage for the delivery expenses.
Can a father take paternity leave
Answer:
If the wife is entitled to maternity leave, the father can switch her and go out on paternity leave to look after his child, on condition that his wife goes back to work. For further details and conditions, refer to the Guide.
To which account is the Children’s Allowance paid
Answer:
To the wife’s account or to a couple’s joint account.
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