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Lone Soldiers Benefits

Wondering what benefits Lone Soldiers are entitled to? From special flight home to enhanced salary – all the Lone Soldiers’ Benefits in one place!

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Flights to Visit Home

Lone soldiers are entitled to one month off per year to fly home and visit their family. They are also entitled to one free flight throughout their full service to visit their families abroad, paid for by the Association of the Soldiers of Israel. The dates of leave must be approved by the proper commanders of the soldier’s unit, and must go through their Mashakit Tash.

Special Leave

Lone soldiers whose parents live abroad are entitled to up to 30 days special leave abroad each year of service. Additional Special Leave may be obtained for an urgent financial or personal problem, the first five days of which are on account of ordinary leave.

Vacation due to a Visit

When one or both parents arrive in Israel for a visit, the lone soldier is entitled to up to 8 special vacation days, subject to the approval of their commanding officers. This vacation can be split up to twice per calendar year.

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Errands Day – Yom Siddurim

Lone soldiers are entitled to one errand day per month, which is not on account of sick or special leave. The errand day is granted mid-week and not on Fridays or holidays.

Early Departure Home

Lone soldiers are entitled to depart for Shabbat or holiday break at a time that allows them to arrive home by noon, to allow them to get ready before Shabbat or the holiday begins.

Civilian life

A preparation course for civilian life prior to discharge.

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Daily Allowance During Sick Leave

Lone soldiers on sick leave at home for three or more days are entitled to a retroactive allowance from the first day. To receive the benefit, contact the unit’s NCO in charge of service conditions (mashakit tash).

Food Grants

Lone soldiers are entitled to NIS 150 per month for purchases from supermarket chains. This right does not accumulate from month to month and cannot be used to purchase alcohol or cigarettes.

Holiday Gift Cards

On Rosh Hashanah and Pesach, lone soldiers are given gift cards of 250 NIS  to assist them during the holidays.

Increased Monthly Military Salary

Including grants from the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and the Ministry of Construction and Housing

Base Salary2,515 NIS*1,830 NIS1,327 NIS
Food payment150 NIS150 NIS150 NIS
Increase for Combat467.2 NIS233.7 NIS-
Lone Soldiers Grant601.2 NIS601.2 NIS601.2 NIS
Misrad Habinui Grant402 NIS402 NIS402 NIS
Misrad Haklita Grant540 NIS540 NIS540 NIS
Up To Total4,675.4 NIS3,757 NIS3,020 NIS

Lone Soldier benefits, rights and salary listed above are subject to government decision as of January 2024 and are subject to change.


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