Reduction or exemption of National Health Insurance fee for victims of earthquake disaster or unemployed people, and the management of livelihood – 69

March 24, 2011 14:00
Multilingual Support Center for the Tohoku Earthquake out at Pacific Ocean
Disaster Information 69th Translation Edition

Reduction or exemption of National Health Insurance fee for victims of earthquake disaster or unemployed people, and the management of livelihood

1.Reduction or exemption of National Health Insurance fee for victims of earthquake disaster or unemployed people
Many municipalities have the system which reduces or exempts National Health Insurance fee for the disaster victims. (The sum of reduction and exemption depends on each municipality.)
The unemployed people, who had been fired or suffered the bankruptcy of the working place, might be given benefits that reduce their National Health Insurance fee, even if they have not been affected directly by earthquake disaster. There are some conditions to receive the benefits, for example, the person needs to be qualified to receive an unemployment allowance. In any case, the application to the municipality will be needed.
Contact : The municipal office where you have registered as a resident

2.Mnagement of living expenses ~ low-rate loaning system ~
You can take advantage of low-rate loaning system to secure present living expense.
The maximum limit of “the emergency small loaning”, which you can ask at the office of the Social Welfare Council of the municipality, have been raised up to 200,000 yen especially for the victims of the disaster with some conditions.
You can also borrow “the total support loan”, which is for unemployed people and so on, up to 200,000 yen a month for a year at the longest period.
Contact : The Social Welfare Council at the municipality where you have registered as a resident

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