You are eligible to receive financial support from the Japanese government when you are furloughed

Duplicating other necessary documents

Necessary documents other than aforementioned forms are as follows, and they must be A4 sized copies:

  • A copy of your ID such as a passport, residence card etc.
  • A copy of the document to confirm your bank account such as a cash card, bank book etc.
  • A copy of the document stating the amount of your wage before/during temporary business closure such as a payslip, payroll book etc.

Mailing the necessary documents

First and foremost, please make sure you prepared the application forms and the duplicates of other necessary documents: 

 ✔ Benefit claim form (支給申請書)

 ✔ Confirmation on requirements for payment of the benefit(支給要件確認書)

 ✔ A copy of your ID

 ✔ A copy of a document to confirm your bank account

 ✔ A copy of a document stating the amount of your wage before/during temporary business closure

Next, please get an envelope to put these necessary documents in.

Mailing address is as follows. If it is difficult to fill in the address on the envelope, you may print  this page , cut along the dotted lines which are on the lower right corner of the page, and seal what you cut on the envelope. You also have to fill in the areas with the lines around them (which id inside the dotted frame) ; they are for your address (upper part) and your name (lower part).

〒 600-8799
日本郵便株式会社 京都中央郵便局留置
厚生労働省 新型コロナウイルス感染症対応
休業支援金・給付金担当

Please seal the envelope and put a stamp on it before you post.

A charge for postage is depending on the weight of the envelope. Please click on this link (Japan Post’s website) to check how much it costs. You can also check a charge at the post office near you.

As follows are the deadlines for applications.

Period of furlough/temporary business closureDue Date
※Application by postal mail must arrive by the dates below
April-June, 20209/30 (Wed), 2020
July, 202010/31 (Sat), 2020  
August, 202011/30 (Mon), 2020
September, 202012/31 (Thu), 2020

If your documents are complete, you will find out the result of the screening in approximately 2 weeks.

For more details

Do you have queries or need further information on the benefit? Click on the following link for more details: Webpage about the benefit by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The ministry is also operating the help desk where you can directly ask questions about the benefit/how to fill in application forms.

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Leave Support Fund and Allowance Call Center

 Phone Number:0120-221-276

 Times of Operation:Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. ~8 p.m.
Holidays  8:30 a.m.~5:15 p.m.

 *No calling fee applies.

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