Child Allowance

Child Allowance, Jidou-teate 【児童手当て】

This allowance is available for those who are raising children who are 15 years of age and younger by the time the application is due.

You will get 15,000 Yen per month if your child is under 3 years of age. Please apply at the ward office (”Kuyakusho”区役所) within 15 days after giving birth or within 15 days after moving into the city.

This allowance will be given until the child graduates from middle school. The amount of this subsidy will change depending on the child’s age, birth order, and family income.

You can only receive the Child Allowance once you apply to the program. Usually, you will receive the allowance starting at the next month from the time that your application was received.

The allowance will be transferred into the recipient’s bank account not into the children’s or the spouse’s account. As you will not receive notifications of transfers,  please check your account to see if it has been transferred or not.

The Child Allowance starts in June and ends in May of the following year.

This system requires a confirmation of household statuses and income every June. Please fill out and return the “Current Status Information” Form (“Genkyotodoke”現況届).

Even if you are qualified for the Child Allowance, if you fail to submit the form (“Current Status Information” Form), you will not be able to receive the Child Allowance after June.

For more information, access:
http://kosodate.city.sapporo.jp/mokuteki/money/kodomo/1124.html  (Japanese)
http://translate.google.co.jp/translate?hl=ja&sl=ja&tl=en&u= http%3A%2F%2Fkosodate.city.sapporo.jp%2Fmokuteki%2Fmoney%2Fkodomo%2F1124.html &sandbox=1 (Translated by google)

Contact:
The Health & Welfare Department of your residing Ward Office                     http://www.city.sapporo.jp/city/english/facilities.html#page-city-hall

Health Promotion Section, Sapporo Public Health Office
(札幌市保健福祉局保健所健康企画課)