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更新日 2010年12月01日

Child Allowance

Child allowance is a system, which provides allowance to guardians of children under the age of 12 (provided three times per year in June, October, and February). When applied, an allowance will be provided starting with the following month's portion. However, there will be an income review.

Amounts provided

Children under 3 years old
Uniformly 10,000 yen (per month)
Children at or above 3 years old
First child: 5,000 yen (per month)
Second child: 5,000 yen (per month)
Third child and onward: 10,000 yen (per month)

Where to apply

Child Rearing Support Division (Kosodate shien ka) in Central Office, or any Contact Service Centers.

Required items

Health insurance card of the applicant, alien registration card, bankbook, and personal seal.

* You would need a proof of earnings for the previous year, if you were living in another municipality within Japan on January 1st of this year (issued at your former municipality).

Child Health-Care Subsidy System

It is a system, which subsidizes part of your child's medical expenses. Children under the age of 12 are eligible. To receive the subsidy, submission of an application to the City Hall required.

Where to apply

Child Rearing Support Division (Kosodate shien ka) at the City Office, or any one of the Contact Service Centers.

Required items

Health insurance card of your child and personal seal

* Present the "certificate for qualified recipient of child health-care subsidy" and insurance card every time when visiting a hospital, pharmacy, dentist, and such within the prefecture. You will be exempt from charges at the counter.

Health-Care Subsidy System for Single Parent Households

When the mother (father) and children (under 18) of a single parent household and children without parents visit a hospital or hospitalized, this system will subsidize the portion of medical expenses that person had paid, which are subject to an insurance benefit. However, only the households exempt from income tax are eligible for this system.

Child Support Allowance

An allowance is provided to mothers of children in single-mother households or with severely impaired fathers, or to the person nourishing the children in place of their mothers.

However, there is an income limitation. The allowance is provided to the caretaker of children under the age of 18 and those that are not receiving a public pension.

Where to inquire

Child Rearing Support Division (Kosodate shien ka)
Phone: 055-282-7293