For Single Parent Households: Child Rearing and Livelihood Special Benefits to Families with Children (Kosodate-setai Seikatsu Shien Tokubetsu Kyūfukin)
For households with children under the age of 18 (or 19 for those with disabilities), who have taken on sole responsibility due to divorce, or the passing of one’s spouse, 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 is above a certain level or those who have a family member with income above a certain level are not eligible to receive this benefit.
👉 Receiving repeated payments is not possible. Those who will or have received the special benefit for families with children other than single-parent families, which is payable to those who are raising children under 18 years old (19 years old if disabled), are not eligible to receive this benefit.
🔶🔷🔸🔹 For information regarding the special benefit for households other than single-parent households, please click here.
Said benefit qualifies individuals’ spouses who have since been subject to divorce, are currently undergoing divorce, or are now living separately from their partner. They should also meet one of the following conditions.
① Individuals who received the child rearing allowance (Jidō fuyō teate) for April 2022
② Individuals who did not receive the child rearing allowance (Jidō fuyō teate) for April 2022, and are receiving one of the following:
◍ Basic Pension for the Bereaved (Izoku Nenkin), which is payable to families of the deceased who were enrolled in a national basic pension and/or employees’ pension insurance,
◍ Basic Pension for the Disabled (Shogai Nenkin), which is payable to those who have a certain level of physical or other disability,
◍ Basic Pension for the Elderly (Rōrei Nenkin), which is payable to those who are aged 65 and over,
◍ Worker’s Compensation for Injury and Disease (Rōsai Nenkin), which is payable to those who get injured or become ill due to work-related causes.
③ Individual who did not receive the child rearing allowance (Jidō fuyō teate) for April 2022, and whose income dropped due to COVID-19.
📌 Child Rearing Allowance (Jidō fuyō teate),
which is payable to those who are raising children under 18 years old (19 years for those with disabilities) on their own due to divorce or the death of a spouse.
How to Apply
People in category ① need not apply.
People in ② & ③ 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.
📝 Where to submit the application
Applications can be submitted either by mail or in person.
💠 Please send applications by mail to the following office:
〒730-8790 広島市中区国泰寺町 1－6－34
(Hiroshima-shi Naka-ku Kokutaiji-machi)
広島市役所 こども未来局 こども・家庭支援課 支援係
(Hiroshima Shiyaku-sho Kodomo Mirai Kyoku Katei Shien Ka Shien Kakari)
💠 You can also submit applications to the Welfare Division (福祉課 Fukushi Ka) of the ward you reside in.
List of the Welfare Division of local ward offices:
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, such as if you do not submit some required documents, you will not be eligible to receive the 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)