|Total population (m.):||7.4|
|GDP per capita (USD):||27656|
From 1 January 1996, married women who do not work outside their home and whose husbands are insured, will be entitled to receive old-age pensions in their own right. These pensions will be at the rate of the basic old-age pension only.
The age of entitlement to an old-age pension for these women will be 65 (as compared to 60 or 65 for working women, depending on whether or not they continue to work). Other eligibility conditions are that they must be born after 31 December 1930 and have been residents of Israel between the ages of 60 and 65.
Prior to this change, around 61,000 women aged 60 or over were not eligible to receive a pension in their own right but were dependent on their husbands' pensions. An insured husband received an increment to his pension at a rate of half his pension.