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Temporary Special Benefits for Single-parent Households

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:19 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
Temporary special benefits for single-parent households (ひとり親世帯臨時特別給付金) were introduced

History

Country

Japan

Policy Area

Additional income support for families with children

Measure

Cash transfer

Eligibility

Single-parent families who were in receipt of means-tested child benefits as of June 2020

Type

Cash (social assistance)

Start / Announced Date

01/05/2020

End Date

N/A

Amount

A one-off payment of ¥50,000 with an extra one-off payment of ¥30,000 per child (with another additional one-off payment of ¥50,000 if single parents experienced a decrease in their income)

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Nakazato, H., Nishimura, J. and Takezawa, J. (2021) ‘Japan country note’, in Koslowski, A., Blum, S., Dobrotić, I., Kaufmann, G. and Moss, P. (eds.) International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2021. Available at: https://www.leavenetwork.org/annual-review-reports/ Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (n.d.) Extraordinary special benefits for single parent households (ひとり親世帯臨時特別給付金). https://web.archive.org/web/20221220234302/https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_17468.html.

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