Important Notice for Households with Children (Excluding Single-Parent Households) Applications are currently being accepted for the Special Stipend for Low-Income Households with Children: Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin
As a general measure to help with the cost of living, the City of Hiroshima will provide 50,000 yen to low-income households with children under the age of 18 (or 19 for those with disabilities).
★ Those who received the special stipend for fiscal year 2022 (FY 2022) do not need to apply; The City of Hiroshima will deposit the stipend into the bank account where you received the stipend for FY 2022.
★ For more details about the stipend, please check the City of Hiroshima’s official website: https://www.city.hiroshima.lg.jp/soshiki/84/332025.html (Japanese)
★ For information regarding the Special Stipend for Single-Parent Households, please click here.
1. Allowance amount
2. Those who must apply in order to receive the stipend
Those who are raising
● Children born between April 2, 2005 and February 29, 2024
● Children with disabilities born between April 2, 2003 and February 29, 2024 and fall under either Category ① or ② must apply.
① Individuals who are exempt from paying residents tax for FY 2023
② Households whose income has decreased on or after January 1, 2023, due to the rising cost of living (food costs, etc.) and whose income is at the same level or lower than those eligible for exemption from residents tax.
|Residents Tax for FY 2023 is a tax paid by those who have a registered Japanese address as of January 1, 2023, and earned income the previous year.|
🖐 It is not possible to receive multiple payments. Those who have already received the Stipend for Single-Parent Households, which is payable to those who are raising children under the age of 18 (or 19 years old if disabled) on their own due to divorce or the death of a spouse, are not eligible to receive this stipend.
🖐 Those whose income or those whose spouse’s income is above a certain level are not eligible to receive this stipend.
3. How to Apply
Where to get an application form
Application forms can be downloaded on the official City website. You can also receive an application form at the Welfare Division (福祉課 Fukushi Ka) of your local ward office.
List of Welfare Divisions at local ward offices
● Naka-ku: 4-1-1 Ote-machi, Naka-ku
● Higashi-ku: 9-34 Higashi-kaniya-cho, Higashi-ku
● Minami-ku: 1-4-46 Minami-machi, Minami-ku
● Nishi-ku: 2-24-1 Fukushima-cho, Nishi-ku
● Asaminami-ku: 1-38-13 Nakasu, Asaminami-ku
● Asakita-ku: 3-19-22 Kabe, Asakita-ku
● Aki-ku: 3-2-16 Funakoshi-minami, Aki-ku
● Saeki-ku: 1-4-5 Kairoen, Saeki-ku
Where to submit the application
Please send applications via postal mail to the following office:
(〒730-8790 Hiroshima Chuo Yubinkyoku Shishobako Dai 5 go)
(Reiwa 5 nendo Hiroshima-shi Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyufukin (Hitori-oya-setai Igaibun) Jimushori Sentā）
To: Processing Office for the FY 2023 Hiroshima City’s Special Stipend for Low-Income Households with Children (Excluding Single-Parent Households)
Address: PO Box 5, Hiroshima Central Post Office, 730-8790
Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
You must apply for the stipend by February 29, 2024 (Thurs).
※If you send it via postal mail, it must be postmarked by the date above.
If your child is born in February 2024, you must send it via postal mail by March 15, 2024 (Fri). It must be postmarked by this date.
※ If the City of Hiroshima cannot confirm your application by this date due to incomplete or missing documents, you will not be eligible to receive this stipend.
4. Support Centers
For more details about the application, please call the following number:
Hiroshima City Hall Call Center for the Special Stipend for Low-Income Households with Children (Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin) *Only available in Japanese
Phone: 0120-145-577 (Toll free)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am-5 pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and December 29-January 3
If you are not confident in your Japanese, please contact the office below:
Hiroshima City & Aki County International Resident Consultation Service
Opening Days and Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am-4 pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, August 6, and December 29-January 3
Available Languages: Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, English, and Filipino (Filipino language is only available on Friday and 1st and 3rd Thursdays.)