If you are enrolled in the National Health Insurance program, contact COVID-19, and you incur a loss in salary due to COVID, you will receive an allowance from the National Health Insurance.
To be eligible, you must satisfy the conditions below.
You are enrolled in your municipality’s National Health Insurance
You are a paid employee
You were infected with COVID-19 (tested positive for COVID) or you suspect you are infected (you received a negative test result but you have a fever and a cough), cannot go to work, and did not receive pay during that time.
Qualifying period: January 1, 2020~ (please note, the qualifying period may differ between municipalities)
To apply, please visit your municipality’s home page and download the application form (4 pages). Please complete the application and include a copy of your National Health Insurance card and a copy of your bankbook’s bank information page. Submit the application and all the aforementioned items together to your city hall’s National Health Insurance consultation window.
If you have any question or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the numbers below.
→ Japanese: Please contact your local city hall’s National Health Insurance consultation window.
→ Multilingual: 080-4275-4489 (Kumamoto Support Center for Foreign Residents)
People whose livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic may be eligible to receive a loan.
You must apply directly to your municipality’s welfare council.
Please enquire for more information.
※ For those who have used the loan system and exempt from the resident tax, will not have to repay the loan amount.
Unemployment Insurance (“Shitsugyou Hoken/Koyou Hoken”)
People who have become unemployed due to the pandemic may be eligible to receive 50 – 80% of 3 months’ salary.
It is necessary to have a year or more of employment insurance (You must have been employed for a year or more)
The application must be filed with Hello Work.
Housing Security Benefit (“Jyuukyo Kakuho Kyuufukin”)
You can receive an amount equivalent to 3 months of rent payments.
Please apply at the municipality in which you reside.