- The first installment is granted to the immigrant upon arrival at the airport: a portion is given as a cash payment and another part in the form of a bank deposit.
- The remainder of the Absorption Basket is paid out in 6 monthly installments.
After six months from the date of aliyah the immigrant may apply for income assurance
. Assistance for covering rental expenses is included in the Absorpion basket.
In order to receive Absorption Basket , you must open a joint account in the names of both spouses at commercial bank of your choice, and inform the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption of your bank account details. It is recommended that you do this immediately, during the first few days after your arrival in Israel.
This is a bank account in the name of both spouses and therefore both must be present when opening the account.
Your bank account number should not be changed during your first years in the country. If you are forced to change your account details, report this immediately to the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. If any problems arise concerning receiving the Absorption Basket, you should immediately contact the Ministry's branch closest to your home.