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New Newborn Childrearing Support Special Benefit Program

Shinjuku City has a new newborn childrearing independent support special benefit program to reduce the financial burden on households welcoming a newborn child while facing insecurity due to the spread of COVID-19, as well as to ensure the healthy growth of these children.

Newborns Covered by the Benefit

This benefit covers children born between April 28, 2020 and March 31, 2021 that are registered residents of Shinjuku City.
Notes:
1. This excludes newborns who moved out of Shinjuku City on or before August 28, 2020.
2. This includes children who were born and moved into Shinjuku City within the period of eligibility stated above.
3. This excludes households that fail to file a childbirth notification or notification of moving into Shinjuku City by April 13, 2021.

Eligibility

Parents who are raising a newborn that is covered by the benefit and have completed resident registration in Shinjuku City together with the newborn.
Notes:
1. This excludes those who moved out of Shinjuku City on or before August 28, 2020.
2. This excludes households that fail to file a notification of moving into Shinjuku City by April 13, 2021.

Benefit Amount

¥100,000 per newborn
Note: This benefit is provided only once per eligible newborn.

Payment Method

This benefit will be paid into the bank account you registered when you applied for an infant/toddler medical certificate. As a rule, filing a separate application form is therefore not necessary.
Notes:
1. Those who are not eligible for an infant/toddler medical certificate must apply for this benefit.
2. If you do not need this benefit, please submit a notification form.

Benefit Payment Date

The end of the month of the month after procedures for medical certificates for infants/toddlers are completed.

For more information, please check the Shinjuku City website.

Inquiries Children’s Medical Care and Allowance Section, Children and Family Division, Children and Family Department
Tel: 03-5273-4546
Fax: 03-3209-1145

February 5, 2020