BlogNotices from the International Relations Department

【For employees and employers】Support fund and allowance for forced leave during the COVID-19 outbreak(新型コロナウイルス感染症対応休業支援金・給付金)

Support funds or an allowance will be paid to employees of small and medium sized companies who were unable to work, or did not receive wages (leave allowance) due to the effects of COVID-19.

【Support fund / Allowance 】

80% of the employees daily average wage before forced leave (※1) will be according to the record of the leave forced to be taken.
(※1) Maximum daily amount is 11,000 yen

【Eligible Persons】

Those who meet conditions ① and ② below:
① Employees of small or medium businesses who were/ are on leave between April 1, 2020 and Novermber 30, 2021 under the instruction of their employer.
② Those who have not been paid wages (or leave allowance) for the leave mentioned in ①.
※Part-time employees are also eligible.
※Non-Japanese residents and Technical Intern Trainees are also eligible.

【How to Apply】

Apply using either method ① or ②.
①Apply by mail
②Apply online
※Online application became possible from October 9.
※When applying online, “My Page Registration (マイページ登録)” is required on the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare’s website. (Japanese only)

【Required Documents】

① Application Form (Application form can be downloaded from the Ministry of Health, Labour and website)
② Confirmation of requirement for payment (Documents which show instruction of forced leave by an employer)
③ Personal Identification documents (Driver’s license, ‘My Number’ Card, Residence Card etc.)
④ Confirmation Documents of Bank Transfer Account (Copy of your Cash Card or Bank Passbook)
⑤ Documents which show wages before and during forced leave (Pay slip, Wage ledger book copy etc.)

For details on application, Q&A, and download of the application form etc., visit the website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. (Japanese)


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare call center Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Leave Support Fund and Allowance Call Center for COVID-19
Tel 0120-221-276 Monday thru Friday 8:30a.m. to 8:00p.m. / Sat., Sun., Holidays 8:30a.m. to 5:15p.m.

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* (replace「*」with「@」)