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COVID-19-related Support Measures (新型コロナウイルス感染症に関連する主な支援策について)

2021.09.04

Emergency Financial Loans(新型コロナウイルス感染症特例貸付)

Special loans (特例貸付) will be provided for households facing hardships due to workplace and school closures, and unemployment caused by COVID-19

Period: 25 March 2020 to end of November 2021

①Emergency loans for furloughed persons (緊急小口資金特例貸付(新型コロナウイルス感染症特例貸付))

A small loan will be provided for those in temporarily urgent circumstances and are experiencing severe difficulty in providing for everyday necessities.

Eligibility: Valid residency in Japan (excluding short-stay visas [短期滞在 / tankitaizai])
Households affected by COVID-19 whose income has decreased due to being furloughed and, as a result, require temporary emergency financial assistance.
*You need not currently be on leave to qualify, provided that your income has decreased due to the influence of COVID-19.
Number of payments and amount: One payment of up to 100,000 yen.
*Households meeting certain conditions may be eligible to receive up to 200,000 yen.

②Financial assistance for unemployed persons (総合支援資金特例貸付(新型コロナウイルス感染症特例貸付))

A loan will be provided to assist with necessary living expenses until your life becomes more financially stable.

Eligibility: Valid residency in Japan (excluding short-stay visas [短期滞在 / tankitaizai]).
Households affected by COVID19 who are experiencing hardship in providing for basic necessities due to a decrease in income and / or due to unemployment.
*You need not currently be unemployed to qualify, provided that your income has decreased due to the influence of COVID-19.
Maximum Loan Amount:
For household of at least 2 persons 200,000 yen per month
For single-person households 150,000 yen per month
Disbursement Period: Up to 3 months

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COVID-19 Independence Support Benefit for People in Need (新型コロナウイルス感染症生活困窮者自立支援金について)

Eligibility

  • Persons maintaining the livelihood of households which have been issued multiple extensions for a Financial Assistance for Unemployed Persons (総合支援資金) loan (see above), and the loan has now ended, or was scheduled to end in August 2021.
  • Persons maintaining the livelihood of households whose application for a further extension of a Financial Assistance for Unemployed Persons loan was not accepted.

*Individuals who have received an extension of a Financial Assistance for Unemployed Persons loan up to July 2021 should have received a notification from the City of Nagoya Independence Support Benefit Center in July; those receiving an extension up to August 2021 should have received a notification in August.

Deadline for applications: 30 November 2021

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Temporary Special Benefit to Support Low-income Households with Children (other than single-parent households) 低所得の子育て世帯に対する子育て世帯生活支援特別給付金(ひとり親世帯以外)

Temporary special benefits (kosodate setai seikatsu shien tokubetsu kyufukin / 子育て世帯生活支援特別給付金) will be provided to support families with low incomes who are raising children.
*Consultations are available at the Temporary Special Benefits to Support Households with Children (Kosodate seikatsu shien Tokubetsu kyūfukin) consultation corner at each ward office.
*If you require interpreting assistance, please use the Nagoya International Center's Trio-Phone service on 052-581-6112.

Eligibility

Persons to whom both conditions 1. and 2. apply

  1. Parents or guardians of children who were under 18 years of age (under 20 years of age for children with special needs) as at 31 March 2021
    *Also includes children born up to the end of February 2022.
    *Children with special needs refers to children approved to receive the Special Child-rearing Allowance (tokubetsu jidō fuyō teate / 特別児童扶養手当).
  2. Persons who are exempted from paying Resident Tax (jūmin-zei / 住民税) for fiscal year 2021, or whose income since 1 January 2021 has decreased to a level equivalent to that which would be exempt from Resident Tax.


Deadline for applications: 28 February 2022

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Temporary Special Benefit to Support Single-parent Households with Low Incomes (低所得の子育て世帯に対する子育て世帯生活支援特別給付金(ひとり親世帯))

Temporary special benefits (Kosodate setai seikatsu shien tokubetsu kyūfukin / 子育て世帯生活支援特別給付金) will be provided to support single-parent households (hitori oya setai / ひとり親世帯) with low incomes.
*Consultations are available at the Temporary Special Benefits to Support Households with Children (Kosodate seikatsu shien Tokubetsu kyūfukin) consultation corner at each ward office.
*If you require interpreting assistance, please use the Nagoya International Center's Trio-Phone service on 052-581-6112.

Deadline for applications: 28 February 2022

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COVID-19-related support measures on the City of Nagoya website (Japanese)

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