Benefits are paid by cheque, which can be cashed at any commercial bank. If the payment is less than $500 you can cash it at any post office or the National Insurance Office. Your cheque is valid for six months from the date of the cheque. If you lose it and need it replaced before the six months expire you’ll have to fill out a Deed of Indemnity. This means you’ll repay the NIS if you find the lost cheque after you receive the replacement cheque. Should you find the cheque after six months but hadn’t filled out the deed you should return the cheque and apply to the Board to have it re-issued.