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Shinjuku City Special Benefit for Living Support

Shinjuku City has a special benefit for living support program that serves as an emergency countermeasure to situations such as a cost of living increase.

Confirmation or application forms will be mailed out gradually starting on Friday, October 21, 2022.

Filing Deadline

JANUARY 31, 2023 (MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THIS DATE)

Note: Shinjuku City has contracted Kosaido Co., Ltd. to handle part of this program.
Kosaido Co., Ltd. will strictly follow Shinjuku City information security policies and protect the confidentiality of the personal information gathered from Shinjuku City. They will maintain that personal information appropriately and confirm that it has been deleted after the program is completed.

Benefit Eligibility

Registered residents of Shinjuku City as of September 21, 2022, who are part of a household that meets either condition ① or ② as follows:

① A household in which all members are exempt from the FY2022 resident’s tax
② A household that receives financial assistance for everyday living as of the date listed above

Notes:
1. Households in which none of the members were listed in any municipal resident registrar as of January 1, 2022, are not eligible.
Example: A household whose members arrived in Japan on or after January 2, 2022.
2. If a household has a member who is subject to resident’s tax, then the household is not eligible for this benefit.

Benefit Amount

¥20,000 per person (no. of household members x ¥20,000 is paid to the head of the household)

How to Apply

Complete the confirmation or application form the City Office sent out, attach the relevant documents, and return them using the enclosed envelope postmarked by the deadline (January 31, 2023).
Note: If you do not file your forms by the deadline, you cannot receive the benefit.

Payment will be deposited into your designated financial account about three weeks to one month after the City Office receives your confirmation/application.
* If you do not have a financial account, please consult the call center listed below.
* You will be sent a benefit notification letter before the payment is deposited into your account.
* Depending on the latest tax information, you may become ineligible for this benefit.

Inquiries

Shinjuku City Special Benefit Call Center
Tel: 0120-008-115 (Toll-free)
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. (Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays)
Open dates: Until January 31, 2023 (Tue.)
Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Nepali.

October 25, 2022