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Welfare Services for the Disabled

Handbooks for the Disabled

Inquiries: Consultation Section, Welfare Division for Disabled Persons
Tel: 03-5273-4518

Those who have been issued the Handbook for the Physically Disabled, Handbook for the Mentally Disabled (Ai-no Techo), or Health and Welfare Handbook for the Mentally Disabled may take advantage of programs for the disabled.
Because eligibility (age, income, which handbook one has for which level, etc.) varies depending on the program, please call for more information.
The Handbook for the Physically Disabled is issued to those with physical disabilities affecting the hands and feet, eyes, hearing, sense of balance, ability to process sound/language, chewing ability, heart, kidneys, respiratory organs, rectum, bladder, small intestine, liver, and immunity functions. It is issued based on the examination certificate of designated doctors and with the authorization of the Tokyo Metropolitan Rehabilitation Center for the Physically and Mentally Disabled.
The Handbook for the Mentally Disabled (Ai-no Techo) is issued to those with intellectual disabilities. It is issued with the authorization of the Tokyo Metropolitan Rehabilitation Center for the Physically and Mentally Disabled (or the Children’s Consultation Center in the case of children).
The Health and Welfare Handbook for the Mentally Disabled is issued to those with a designated level of mental disability. It is issued based on the examination certificate of a doctor, etc. and with the authorization of the Tokyo Metropolitan Chubu Comprehensive Center for Mental Health and Welfare.

Welfare Services for the Disabled

Inquiries: Consultation Section, Welfare Division for Disabled Persons

Services are available for those who have one of the three types of handbooks for the disabled mentioned above. All these services have certain requirements depending on the type of handbook/disability, age and income. Please call for more information.

Main services:

  • Welfare allowance for the physically or mentally disabled
  • Medical subsidies for the physically or mentally disabled
  • Barber shop/beauty salon service
  • Bedding drying and disinfecting service
  • Diaper expense subsidy

Services Based on the Comprehensive Support Act for Persons with Disabilities/Child Welfare Act

Inquiries: Support Section, Welfare Division for Disabled Persons
Tel: 03-5273-4583

Welfare services such as nursing care and training are available for those with physical and/or mental disabilities (children) and severe illnesses, etc. To use these services, you must write a usage plan first. Depending on the service, authorization is required to verify the level of disability. Please call for more information.

April 1, 2018