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Allowance and Financial Aid

Child Allowance

Parents with children who have not yet reached the 31st March since becoming 15 years of age, are eligible to receive this allowance.

Payment amount

For each eligible child, 13,000yen a month.

Enquiries

Child Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1261
FAX 099-216-1284

Childcare Allowance

Families which are single-parent, or in which one or both parents have serious disabilities or are under 18 (for certain disabilities, under 20), are eligible to receive this allowance.

Enquiries

Child Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1260
FAX 099-216-1284

Special Needs Allowance

Children under 20 years old with serious physical and/or mental disabilities, and satisfying certain requirements, are eligible to receive this allowance. Children admitted into a welfare facility are not eligible.

Enquiries

Disabled Persons' Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1273
FAX 099-216-1274

Citizens' Welfare Allowance

Citizens who have resided in the city for more than 1 year, and satisfy certain requirements, are eligible to receive this allowance.

Type

Eligible persons

Amount

Allowance for Children with Serious Disabilities (Disabled Persons' Welfare Division)

Persons caring for a seriously disabled person under 20 years of age.

※Excluding those admitted into a welfare facility or already receiving the Special Needs Allowance.

24,000 yen / year

Orphans Education Allowance(Child Welfare Division)

Persons caring for a child still undergoing compulsory education, and who has lost one or both parents.

※Excluding those admitted into a welfare facility.

24,000 yen / year 

Amount will be halved for those with high income

Enquiries

Disabled Persons' Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1273
FAX 099-216-1274

Child Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1260
FAX 099-216-1284

Special Childcare Allowance

Those caring for a child less than 20 years of age with physical and/or mental disabilities that are at least of mild severity are eligible to receive this allowance.

Please inquire for more information.

Enquiries

Child Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1260
FAX 099-216-1284

Single Parent and Widow Fund

Funds are loaned to single parents caring for children without a spouse, children with no parents, and to help widows gain financial independence and pay for school fees.

Enquiries

Family Consultation Room (Child Welfare Division)
TEL 099-216-1264
FAX 099-216-1284

Single Parent and Widowed Association

Holds events, consultations, and financial loans for single-parent and widowed families to help each other.

Address

Yanagi-cho 3-22 (Yanagi-cho Welfare Center 3F)

Enquiries

Single Parent and Widowed Association
TEL・FAX 099-223-4951

Ai no Fukushi Fund

Interest from the savings built on volunteer donations, is used to purchase Book Cards for children of single-parent homes entering middle school. Eligible persons will be notified.

Enquiries

Child Welfare Division
TEL 099-216-1260
FAX 099-216-1284

Scholarships, School Fee Subsidy, Commute Subsidy

Scholarships

Eligible

High schoolers

Amount

Public schools: 18,000 yen, private schools: 30,000 yen

Once-off Entrance Allowance

Eligible

Guardians of children entering high school

Amount

Public schools: 40,000 yen, private schools: 100,000 yen

School Fee Subsidy

Eligible

Guardians of children enrolled in a public elementary/middle school, and who have financial difficulty that inhibits their children from attending school.

(Income restrictions apply relative to income)

Will subside costs of

School supplies, lunches, excursions, etc.

Enquiries

General Affairs, Board of Education
TEL 099-227-1921
FAX 099-222-8796