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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

[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

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[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)

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.
  • 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

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

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