For households other than single-parent households: Child Rearing and Livelihood Special Benefits (Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin)
Households with children under the age of 18 (or 19 for those with disabilities) are eligible to receive up to 50,000 yen per child. Applications must be submitted to city hall in order to receive benefits.
👉 Those whose income or those whose spouse’s income is above a certain level are not eligible to receive this benefit.
👉 Receiving repeated payments is not possible. Those who have already received the benefit for single-parent families, 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 benefit.
🔶🔷🔸🔹 For information regarding the special benefit for single-parent households, please click here.
If you fall under either category ①, ②, ③ or ④, you are eligible to apply.
① Individuals who received or will receive the child allowance (Jidō teate) or special child rearing allowance (Tokubetsu jidō fuyō teate) anytime between April 2022 and March 2023 and are exempt from paying residents tax for FY 2022.
② Individuals who are raising children born between April 2, 2004 and April 1, 2007 and are exempt from paying residents tax for FY 2022.
③ Individuals who were raising a child under the age of 17 (or 19 for those with disabilities) as of March 31, 2022 and whose income has decreased on or after January 1, 2022 due to COVID-19.
④ Individuals who are raising a child born between April 1, 2022 and February 28, 2023 and whose income has decreased on or after January 1, 2022 due to COVID-19.
📌Child Allowance (Jidō teate), which is payable to those who are raising children up to the 3rd year of junior high school or until March 31st following their 15th birthday
📌Special Child Rearing Allowance (Tokubetsu jidō fuyō teate), which is payable to those who are raising children 19 and under with disabilities
📌Residents Tax for FY 2022, which is a tax paid by those who have a registered Japanese address as of January 1, 2022 and earned an income the previous year
How to Apply
People in category ① need not apply.
People in ②, ③ & ④ must apply.
📝 Where to get the application form
You can receive an application form at the Welfare Division (福祉課 Fukushi Ka) of your local ward office. The application form can also be downloaded on the City’s official website.
List of Welfare Divisions at local ward offices
📝Where to submit the application
Please send applications by mail to the following office:
(Hiroshima Chuōo Yūbinkyoku Shishobako Dai 5 gō)
(Hiroshima-shi Kosodate-setai Seikatsu-shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin (Hitori-oya-setai igaibun) Jimu Shori Sentā)
Application Deadline By February 28th, 2023
You need to apply for the benefit by February 28th, 2023 (Tuesday).
👉 If you send it by mail, it needs to be postmarked by the above 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 benefit.
🙂 For more details about the application, please call the following number:
Hiroshima City Hall’s Call Center for the benefit *Only available in Japanese
(Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin)
Phone: 0120-145-577 (Toll free)
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, and New Year’s holidays (December 29th – January 3rd)
🙂 If you have any problems, such as not being able to speak Japanese, please contact the office below:
Hiroshima City & Aki County International Resident Consultation Service
Opening days & hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays, August 6th, and New Year’s holidays (December 29th – January 3rd)
Available Languages: Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, English, and Filipino (Filipino language is only available on Friday)