Dmei Kiyum

During the second 6 months following Aliyah, once Sal Klitah payments have ended, you may be eligible to receive financial support through Misrad Haklita (the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration). This is known as Dmei Kiyum or Havtachat Hachnasa, roughly translated as “income support”.


You are NOT eligible to receive a living allowance if:

  1. You have reached the Israeli age of retirement (as of Aug 2019, 62 for women/67 for men)
  2. You are a student in any academic framework*
  3. You are unemployed but your spouse is adequately employed (above min wage)

*For students who are also single parents: If you are receiving Student Authority benefits and you are classified as a single parent by Bituach Leumi (National Insurance Institute), you may be eligible for a Dmei Kiyum amount of 600NIS per month for a period of 9 months (instead of the sums listed above for the regular living allowance). Please refer to your Misrad Haklita counselor for more information.

Note: For Olim who are still in their first post-Aliyah Ulpan when they begin their second year of Aliyah, there is a possibility to extend the Dmei Kiyum. In this case, the Dmei Kiyum will only be given during the time the Oleh is attending the Ulpan. Contact your Klitah Coordinator for more information.

Dmei Kiyum is only provided during the first year of your Aliyah. If you are unemployed 12 months after your Aliyah, or are earning below minimum wage, you may be entitled to Havtachat Hachnasa (income support) from Bituach Leumi (like any other eligible Israeli citizen). If you have any questions about your eligibility, please speak to your Kiltah coordinator at your local Misrad Haklitah branch.


Olim are eligible for this support during months 7 through 12 following Aliyah if they:

  1. are no longer receiving Sal Klitah payments, and
  2. are unemployed or are earning a minimal monthly income- equal to or less than the amounts noted in the chart below.

Payment amounts for this monthly stipend range from 1,524NIS to 4,400NIS depending on a number of demographic parameters.

This benefit is not paid retroactively. E.g. if you apply for payments in month 9 following Aliyah, you will receive only payments for the 9th through the 12th months and NOT for the 7th and 8th months. Make sure to apply for this benefit during the 7th month following your Aliyah so as to enjoy your full eligibility.
In order to continue receiving this benefit you must check in with your Misrad Haklita counselor every month.

To begin receiving your Havtachat Hachnasa (Dmei Kiyum) benefit, please contact your Misrad Haklita counselor.

You may use the simulator below to calculate the amount of Havtachat Hachnasa (Dmei Kiyum) payment based on your personal situation.

Eligibility Calculator

This table below shows the maximum allowable monthly income you can be earning without mitigating your eligibility for the Havtachat Hachnasa (Dmei Kiyum) benefit:

Family Makeup Maximum Income 
1 Person 2,680 NIS
2 People 3,694 NIS
3 People 4,106 NIS
4+ People 4,836 NIS

See the chart below for current amounts of Havtachat Hachnasa (Dmei Kiyum) payments.

Head of the household is under 55

Head of household is 55 or over

Single 1,524 1,740
Couple 2,179 2,612
Couple + 1 child 2,491 3,075
Couple + 2 or more children 2,839 3,531
* Parent + 1 child 2,179 2,612
* Parent + 2 2,491 3,075
* Parent + 3 or more children 2,839 3,531
* Single parent + 1 child 2,897 3,533
* Single parent + 2 children 3,373 4,400
* Single parent + 3 or more children 3,373 4,400

* Parent – Where only one parent is eligible as an Oleh (When the other parent is a Returning Resident or Non-Oleh etc).

* Single parent – Legal definition, not including a married couple where one of the spouses is not making Aliyah or not eligible for benefits.

Lishkat HaTaasuka: Job Placement Services

In addition to employment guidance for Nefesh B’Nefesh olim through our Employment Department, any Israeli citizen can access job counseling through a local Lishkat HaTaasuka (Employment Office). For a full listing of Lishkat Taasuka branches around the country, click here.

Lishkat HaTaasuka maintains two different sections, one that assists individuals who have a post-high school academic degree (Academa’im in Hebrew), and one that assists everyone else. If you do have an academic degree, bring a copy of your diploma to your first meeting with Lishkat HaTaasuka.

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