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Special Child’s Benefit

A Special Child’s Benefit may be claimed by any adult caring for a child under 18 years, whose mother is dead and whose father is dead or cannot be identified. The benefit may also be payable if the whereabouts of the father is unknown.

The mother of the child must have paid a minimum of 156 weekly contributions, with an annual average of 13 contributions. The child must also have been living with and supported mainly by her.

A Special Child’s Benefit is payable from the date of death of the mother to the child’s 18th birthday.

Application (s) for a Special Child’s Benefit must be accompanied by:

  1. The Birth Certificate of each child under 18 years

  2. The Death Certificate or Medical Certificate of the Cause of Death of the mother

  3. Any Pension Order Book belonging to mother at the time of her death, if she was in receipt of an NIS pension.

  4. NIS Registration Card (pink card) for the deceased mother

  5. NIS Registration Card (pink card) for the applicant.

A Grant is payable if the minimum contribution for a pension was not satisfied, but at least 52 weekly contributions were made by the mother.

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