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Information on Temporary Special Benefit for Single-parent Households(ひとり親世帯臨時特別給付金)

Benefits to be provided to support the livelihood of single-parent households.
There is two parts to the benefit, 1. Basic Benefit, and 2. Additional Benefit.

【Benefit】

1. Basic Benefit
50,000 yen per household, plus 30,000 yen per child after the second child.
(Ex.: One child household: 50,000 yen, two child household 80,000 yen (50,000+30,000 yen))

2. Additional Benefit
50,000 yen per household

【Those eligible for the benefit】

1. Basic Benefit
Those who meet one of requirements ① through ③ listed below:

① Those receiving child-rearing allowance in June 2020.
② Those who became a single-parent household before May 31, 2020, received public pension funds (survivors’ pension, disability pension, old-age pension, industrial accident pension, survivor compensation etc.), and not receiving child-rearing allowance in June 2020.
③ Persons whose income decreased due to the spread of COVID-19, and are earning an income at the same level as those receiving child-rearing allowance.

2. Additional Benefit
Those who fall under either ①or ② listed above, whose income has decreased due to COVID-19.
※Those who fall under ③ are not eligible for the Additional Benefit.

【Application Period】

July 15, 2020 – February 28, 2021

【How to Apply】

1. Basic Benefit
Eligibility: Those of which ① is applicable do not need to apply.
※A notification from the City of Sendai will be sent to those who are eligible at the end of July.
※The payment will be made into the account designated for child-rearing allowance on August 14.

Eligibility: Those of which ②and ③ are applicable are required to apply.
※ Please submit or post the application to the Child-Rearing Allowance counter of the Ward Office or General Branch office of which you live in.
※Application forms can be downloaded from the official website of the City of Sendai. They can also be found at the Child-Rearing Allowance counter of the Ward Office or General Branch Office of which you live in.
※The contents of the application will be screened by the City of Sendai. Those who meet the requirements will be transferred the benefit approximately one month later.

Official Website of the City of Sendai
http://www.city.sendai.jp/kodomo-kyufu/hitorioya_rinjitokubetukyufu.html

2. Additional Benefit
The additional benefit must be applied for.
Eligibility: Those who full under ① will receive the additional benefit application when the “Basic Benefit Notice” is sent out.

Eligibility: Those who fall under ②, can download applications from the Official Website of the City of Sendai or by visiting the Child-Rearing Allowance counter of a Ward Office or General Branch Office.
※Please submit or post the application to the Child-Rearing Allowance counter of the Ward Office or General Branch Office of which you live in.
※The contents of the application will be screened by the City of Sendai. Those who meet the requirements will be transferred the benefit approximately one month later.

For detailed information on “Temporary Special Benefit for Single-parent Households” please check the “Benefit Guidance” section of the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare website.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_11456.html (15 languages)

【Inquiries】

Sendai City “Temporary Special Benefit for Single-parent Households” Call Center
Tel: 022-200-2726 
Hours: 8:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. Daily

 
If you need interpretation support, please call the Interpretation Support Hotline of the Sendai Multicultural Center.
TEL: 022-224-1919
(available from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.)
E-mail: tabunka*sentia-sendai.jp
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