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The Child Allowance System provides a stipend to those who are raising children. This allowance is intended to contribute to both family life stability and to the healthy development of the children who will be responsible for the next generation of Japanese society.
This allowance is provided to those with a residence in Japan who are raising a child. It is offered until the child graduates from junior high school (until the first March 31st after the child reaches 15 years of age).
The following amount is paid for each child.
＜Below the lower maximum income limit＞
＜Between the lower maximum income limit and the upper income threshold＞
＜Above the upper income threshold＞※Effective from June 2022
※Method of counting the third child
Counting from the oldest to the second child and so on, the number of children to be cared for (including those up to the first March 31st after they reach 18 years of age).
In order to receive the child allowance, you need to apply for a certificate.
The Child Rearing Support Section of the Health and Welfare Center of each ward office will take your application (or public employees can submit it to their workplace).
In principle, the child allowance payments will start from the month after the date of your request for certification, and they will end in the month that includes the date when the reason for the allowance expires. Since it is impossible to receive the allowance retroactively, please apply for it within 15 days from the day after the birth of your child or upon moving into a new house. Allowances are paid up to the previous month's amount in October, February, and June.