Special Relief Payment for Lower Income Households (住民税非課税世帯等に対する給付金）
※Obu City will mail out “confirmation forms”(kakuninsho) sometime mid-January 2022 to all lower income households.
To address the various hardships resulting from the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, Japan is providing a special relief payment of \100,000 to lower income households. Households that for tax purposes were designated lower income as of the 2021 tax year (also known as hikazei-setai in Japanese), and who were registered residents of Obu City as of December 10th 2021, are eligible for this payment (households that are lower income for tax purposes but are designated dependents (fuyō)receiving support from another household are not eligible)
To receive the payment you will need to fill out the confirmation form that was mailed to you. Below is an example of the form that you can use as a guide.The deadline depends on when the form was mailed to you, so please confirm the date on your actual confirmation form.
※If you wish to have the payment transferred to an account other than the one indicted on your confirmation form, please submit the two following items:
・Copy of bank passbook (must show branch and bank account number, located on the first page)
・Personal identification such as Zairyu Card or Drivers License
How to submit: mail the documents with the return envelope included. You do not need a stamp. If you are unable to mail it you can bring it in person to Obu City Hall, Relief Payment Window (1st floor, counter #7)
Obu city will then check the confirmation form and transfer the payment to eligible households.
If you need help, bring the contents of the envelope and items needed for the application (bank passbook etc.) to the WELSAPO Foreigner Support Helpdesk on the 3rd floor of Obu City Hall (Cultural Affairs Department.)
Households that experienced “sudden financial difficulties” (also known as kyuhen-setai) since January 1st 2021 will also be eligible for a different payment. See this page for applications for relief payments for households facing sudden financial hardship (also known as kyuhen-setai).