The following is a guide to the Oleh Rights and Benefits provided to new Israeli citizens by the Israeli Government.

Please note that each of these benefits is valid for a limited time period.

* Last updated on April 4, 2024 *

Rights and Benefits


Sal Klita

Financial assistance provided by Misrad Haklita (Ministry of Aliyah and Integration).

Rent Subsidy

The Ministry of Housing offers Olim Chadashim rental assistance beginning from the 8th month of Aliyah.

Health Coverage

Bituach Leumi (the National Insurance Institute) provides up to six months of free basic health insurance to new Olim without income. *Healthcare is NOT free for Former A-1 visa holders.

Arnona Discount

Reduced municipal property tax for renters and owners. *Ktinim Chozrim are not eligible for the Arnona discount.


Free full-time Hebrew Ulpan course, available in many locations around Israel.

Tuition Benefit

Heavily subsidized university tuition for eligible young Olim.

Customs Benefits

Olim are allowed to bring in appliances and household products tax-free.

Israeli Income Tax

Discounted income tax payments on income earned in Israel.

Mortgage Discount

Low interest rates, compared to other market rates, for up to about 300,000 NIS.

Free Flight to Israel

 For eligible Olim making Aliyah from outside Israel.

Transportation from Ben Gurion

 Olim receive free transportation to their first destination in Israel.

Car Benefit

Olim pay a reduced tax rate on the purchase of a new car in Israel or the import of a car from abroad.

Foreign Income Tax

Tax breaks on passive and active income earned overseas.

Bringing in Money

The max. amount of cash (or cash value) that an Oleh can bring into Israel without the need to report to the authorities is 50,000 NIS.

Daycare Subsidy

Tuition reduction for recognized Maons and Peutons.