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Welfare Services for Single Parents

Consultations for Single Parents

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

Consultations on problems of single-parent families, employment, and general everyday living are available.

Tokyo Metropolitan Single Parent Welfare Fund

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

Loans are available if a member of a single-parent household raising a child under 20 years of age needs funds to start school or employment.

Single Parent Family Rest Home

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

Single parents and their children (under 20 years of age) can use facilities designated by Shinjuku City at low rates up to three times per fiscal year. This program is not for single parent use or use of the child only.

Subsidies to Support the Independence of Single Parent

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

Subsidies are available to a single parent raising a child under 20 years of age, who is receiving a Child Support Allowance or has an income level that makes her entitled to receive the allowance. The subsidies are paid when she enrolls at a designated job training seminar or applies to obtain a designated qualification to help her get a job. To receive the subsidies, consultations must be made in advance.

Subsidies for Hiring Housekeeping Assistants (Housekeeping and Child-Rearing Support Program for Single-Parent Families)

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

Subsidies for hiring housekeeping assistants are available for single parents raising children who have not yet completed compulsory education.

Medical Subsidies for Single-Parent Families

Section in charge: Development Assistance Section, Children and Family Division

A Maru-Oya Medical Certificate is issued upon application to a single parent raising a child until the first March 31 after the child’s 18th birthday (under 20 years of age for those with a designated level of disability). The applicant and child must be enrolled in the required forms of Japanese health insurance and fall below a designated income level.
If you submit your health insurance card along with this medical certificate when receiving treatment at a medical institution, part or all of the personally borne expense will be subsidized.

April 1, 2019