I worked for an Israeli company for 3 years. The company is closed and my employer left the country. How do I get my severance pay? They also owe me a month's salary. Thanks for any helpA: Here is a link
to a claim form for benefit from the NII in cases of bankruptcy or liquidation of company.
The benefit consists of work salary and severance pay that the employer owes, as of the day of the work termination, up to a ceiling.
The claim should be filled out and sent to your local NII branch.
More information can be found on our site - www.btl.gov.il - under benefits, and bankruptcyQ:
I paid into Bituah Leumi until the age
of 65, left for the USA before I applied for my pension. Do I have the right to apply now for payments either in a bank account in Israel or in the US ?A:
You should contact your local NII branch in Israel, providing your ID number.
A list of local branches can be found at our site: www.btl.gov.il.
In the case that you are found to be entitled to pension, the pension will be paid to a bank account in Israel.Q:
I made Aliyah from Brazil
in 1999. I lived in Israel for 19 months and left in October 2000. Went back to Israel in Dec 2004 and stayed for 1 year.
In Dec 2005 I moved to the US for my Master's degree. I got married in the meantime and I am now 5 months pregnant. My husband made aliyah in 95 but stayed only 10 months because of serious illness.
A great deep desire has grown in my heart to have my baby born in Jerusalem.
I have not paid Bituah Leumi since I left. My status is 'non-resident.'
Here's my question: Is there any possibility I could have medical insurance for the birth of my baby in Israel? I'd spend around 4 months.
Although my husband and I do desire to go back, we still need to sell our home here....there are many arrangements to be done.A:
Only the following are covered for the hospitalization grant under maternity insurance in Israel (payment for hospitalization costs where the mother gives birth):
1. A resident of Israel or the wife of a resident of Israel (even if the birth took place outside Israel)
2. An employee or self-employed woman working in Israel (even if she is not a resident of Israel, provided that the birth took place in Israel)
3. The wife of an employee or self-employed person employed in Israel for at least 6 consecutive months immediately preceding the birth (even if the mother and her husband are not residents of Israel, if the birth took place in Israel).Q:
I intend to retire when I turn 65 in 2 years' time. I would like to travel and live in Australia
for 2 years. Will I receive the pension while I am abroad?A:
If you intend to leave Israel for any reason, you must inform the National Insurance Institute. If you depart without doing so, you may accumulate debts that you will be required to repay to the National Insurance Institute.
If you live abroad for up to 6 months, your pension will be paid into your bank account in Israel. If you live abroad for more than 6 months, you must notify your local branch of the National Insurance Institute (Old Age Department) of your stay abroad in writing. Under certain circumstances, the National Insurance Institute will continue to pay your pension, even while you are abroad.
Since there is no social security convention between Israel and Australia, it is not clear that your pension will be paid beyond 6 months. I suggest that you actually go to your local branch and clarify the matter in your specific case.
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