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The Support Fund and Allowance for the Leave Forced to be Taken under the COVID-19 Outbreak

Due to the spread of the COVID-19, the Japanese government has implemented “The Support Fund and Allowance for the Leave Forced to be Taken under the COVID-19 Outbreak”, which is a measure to provide support fund and allowances to those who meet the conditions the government requires and have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave.

Eligibility:
(Excerpt from the overview released by Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)

80% of the wage before taking the leave (maximum daily amount 11,000 yen) will be paid according to the record of the leave forced to be taken. (limited to the leave taken between April 1, 2020 and September 30, 2020.) However the following two main conditions and others are required.

1) Employees of small and medium sized companies who were/are on leave during the period mentioned above due to the instruction of the employer.
2) Those who have not being paid their wages (or leave allowance) for the leave mentioned 1).

If you meet the conditions and wish to apply for this support fund and allowance, please visit the below websites of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for further details and follow the application guidelines.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/kyugyoshienkin.html

●Overview of The Support Fund and Allowance for the Leave Forced to be Taken under the COVID-19 Outbreak
(In English)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000648770.pdf
(In Chinese)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000649544.pdf

●郵送ガイド/Postal Application Procedure/邮寄的申请方法
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000655251.pdf
Note: online application procedure link is currently under construction.

●書き方ガイド/Template/表格填写样本 (Application Form)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/11600000/000655252.pdf

ISO kindly asks students refrain from making individual inquiries for this matter. We are unable to respond to inquiries or assist individuals with applications as this is a system the government has established. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
 

Created: August 11, 2020 / Last modified:August 11, 2020