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Single Parents

■Welfare Services for Single Parents

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 Consultations on problems of single-parent families, employment, and general everyday living are available.


■Single Mother Welfare Fund

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 Loans are available if a member of a single-mother household raising a child under 20 years of age needs funds to start school or employment.


■Single Parent Family Rest Home

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 Single parents and their children (under 20 years of age) can use facilities designated by Shinjuku City at low rates (frequency is restricted). This program is not for single parent use or use of the child only.


■Subsidies to Support the Independence of Single Parent

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 Subsidies are available to a single parent raising a child under 20 years of age, who is receiving a Child Support Allowance or has an income level that makes her entitled to receive the allowance. The subsidies are paid when she enrolls at a designated job training seminar or applies to obtain a designated qualification to help her get a job. To receive the subsidies, consultations must be made in advance.


■Subsidies for Hiring Housekeeping Assistants (Housekeeping and Child-Rearing Support Program for Single-Parent Families)

 

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 Subsidies for hiring housekeeping assistants are available for single parents raising children who have not yet completed compulsory education.

 

■Medical Subsidies for Single-Parent Families

Inquiries: Development Assistance Section,
Child-Raising Support Division
 A Maru-Oya Medical Certificate is issued upon application to a single parent raising a child until the first March 31 after the child’s 18th birthday (under 20 years of age for those with a designated level of disability). The applicant and child must be enrolled in the required forms of health insurance and fall below a designated income level.
 If you submit your health insurance card along with this medical certificate when receiving treatment at a medical institution, the personally borne expense (except the expense equivalent to the partial personally borne expense) will be subsidized.

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