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Special Child-care Allowance is assistance given to those who care for children under twenty years-old who have physical or mental disabilities. (Assistance is limited to children and caretakers who have an address within Japan.)
This basically applies to those who are certified as having a level 1 or 2 physical disability, or are certified as having a category “A” learning disability. The monthly assistance amount is 50,400 yen.
This basically applies to those categorized as having a level 3 physical disability and some of those who are categorized as having a level 4 physical disability. The monthly assistance amount is 33,570 yen.
*Note: many, including those with internal disabilities or a level “B” learning disability, may qualify for assistance with a doctor’s certificate.
You can file your allowance by receiving a governor’s approval through the city welfare office nearest your address (in Kyoto city there is an office in each ward) or at a town and village office.
Payments are made three times per year by bank transfer.
Family Assistance Division, TEL: 075-414-4585