social security – special services benefit

The social security institute – special services benefit

Special services benefit is for people who need a lot of help and very much dependant on other person in doing everyday life activities. This benefit has a direct connection to the option of a person to receive a permit to hire a foreign caregiver, although it is important to remember that you can enjoy the benefit without hiring a foreign caregiver.

Special services benefit applies in the following cases:social security for Disability

  • A person receiving Dialysis treatment at least twice a week.
  • A person that had an organ transplant or bone marrow transplant from a donor within six months from the transplant day, or a person that had a self bone marrow transplant within three months from the transplant day.
  • Oncology patient receiving medical care out of a list authorized by disability memo 1926.

Receiving the benefit also depends on meeting the criteria below:

  1. Israeli citizen at the age of 18 up to retirement age.
  2. Receiving a disability benefit, and determined by the SSI medical disability of at least 75%.
  3. Not staying in an institute or a facility that is giving a medical / nursing / rehabilitation care.

A person that has the special services benefit from the SSI can apply to the Population and Immigration Authority in order to receive a permit to hire a foreign caregiver. The application can be done throughout the forms in the following link:

Hiring a foreign caregiver is only allowed after receiving a permit from the Interior ministry (Population and Immigration Authority), without such permit both employer and employee are breaking the law!


Remember, we are here for you for any question or inquiry. All you have to do is register to the website and we will contact you and do our best to ease your process of hiring a foreign caregiver as well as help you throughout the employment period itself. This website is working with a third party according to manpower regulation, all contacts between an employer and an employee will be made by this third party in every specific country.