[Updated 17 July 2022]
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 31 March 2022 30 June 2022 31 August 2022
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
[Updated 17 July 2022]
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)
- 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.
- 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 November 2021 should have received a notification from the City of Nagoya Independence Support Benefit Center; those receiving an extension up to March 2022 will receive a notification once the loan ends.
Deadline for applications:
30 November 2021 31 March 2022 30 June 2022 31 August 2022