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Concerning the Special Cash Payment
Special Cash Payment
Please beware of frauds claiming to be representatives of the benefit program. The Shinjuku City Office does not contact people directly by hone, email or at home.
Flier and Sample Application Form for the Special Cash Payment
|Please click the appropriate link for the information flier:
Chinese (simplified characters) PDF
Chinese (traditional characters) PDF
|Please click one of the following links for the appropriate sample application form:
Sample Japanese 1 Sample Japanese 2
Sample English 1 Sample English 2
Sample Chinese (simplified characters) 1
Sample Chinese (simplified characters) 2
Sample Chinese (traditional characters) 1
Sample Chinese (traditional characters) 2
Sample Korean 1 Sample Korean 2
Click here for materials in Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, Portuguese or Nepalese （Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website）
Note: The application form is in Japanese only, and must be completed in Japanese as well.
|Inquiries||Shinjuku City Special Cash Payment Call Center
Hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (includes Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays)
|Eligibility||You must be a registered resident of Shinjuku City as of the standard date (April 27, 2020).|
|Benefit amount||¥100,000 per eligible person|
|Those eligible to apply for the benefit||Head of your household in the basic resident registration
Note: Please file a single application and receive the benefit for all household members together.
Note: DV victims can also receive this benefit, even if they are not the head of their household.
For more information, please click here.
|Payment financial account||Financial account of the head of your household|
|Application procedures||Applying by Mail
Application forms were mailed to the heads of households on May 29.
Please complete the form, attach a copy of official documentation to confirm your ID and a copy of your financial account documentation, and return these documents in the enclosed return envelope.
Application Period: Until August 31 (Mon.)
1. If you file your application online, there is no need to send your application in by mail.
2. Although the information enclosed with the special cash payment application says to stamp the form with your personal hanko seal, that is not actually necessary. You can use your signature instead. (If you did use your seal, of course, there is no problem with receipt on our side.)
3. If you do not know the code numbers of your financial institution, click here
For more information, please check the Shinjuku City website.
Note: Only heads of households with a My Number card incorporating the electronic signature of the applicant himself/herself may use this method.
Application Period: Until August 31 (Mon.)
Please apply using your personal computer or smartphone, logging in at the “Myna Portal.”
For more information, please check the “Mynaportal” website.
|When Benefits Begin||【When applying by mail】 From June 26
【When applying online】 From late May
When payment is made, Shinjuku City Office will send you a notification of benefit decision. Please wait for this notification.
Note: To ensure the confidentiality of personal information, Shinjuku City Office will not respond to questions such as “Has an application been completed?” “Was the information entered correctly?” or “What is the status of my application?”
If You Are Taking Shelter in Shinjuku Due to Domestic Violence
If you were unable to transfer your residence records on or before April 27, 2020, you can request and complete application procedures for and receive a special cash payment along with any dependents living with you, even if you are not the head of the household.
If any of ① through ③ below applies:
① If a restraining order has been issued against your spouse, based on the Law for the Prevention of Spousal Violence.
② If a women’s consultation center has issued a certificate concerning protection of a victim of spousal violence.
③ If you transferred your residence record to a new municipality on or after April 27, 2020 and are eligible for support measures based on the basic resident registration operating procedure.
Please call the Special Cash Payment Office concerning application procedures.
|Inquiries||Special Cash Payment Office
For details on the system or to ask questions, please visit the Shinjuku City website.
July 5, 2020