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2018-12-6

I would like to know about the National Pension system.

No.39952

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1. System Information
The National Pension system is a basic, nationalized, public pension that is the foundation of our country.
Those living in Japan between the age of 20 to 60 (self-employed people, corporate employees, public employees, spouses, etc.) (including foreign residents) are required to enter into the national pension system. Entering the system is optional for Japanese people living abroad.

2. Types of Insurance
(1) Type 1: Self-Employed, Students, Unemployed People Living in Japan Between 20 - 60 Years Old
(2) Type 2: Corporate and Public Employees Entered Into Employees’ Pension Insurance (Excludes Those Over 65 Receiving Retirement Pension)
(3) Type 3: Spouses Between the Age of 20 - 60 Who Are Supported by Those in Type 2
(4) Optional Enrollment
A. Self-Employed, Students, and Unemployed People Living in Japan Between the Age of 60 - 65
B. Japanese People Living Abroad Between the Age of 20 - 65
C. Those Between 65 and 70 Who Do Not Yet Qualify for Pension Benefits and Can Guarantee That They Are Eligible to Receive Pension Benefits (Only for those born before April 1, 1965. Other requirements apply.)

3. Types of National Pension Benefits
The basic benefits provided are shared among type 1 (including optional subscribers), type 2, and type 3 subscribers. This includes the basic old age pension (rorei kiso nenkin), a basic pension for disabled people (shogai kiso nenkin) for those with disabilities, and a basic pension for the bereaved (izoku kiso nenkin) for bereaved families. Employees’ pension insurance provides a proportional pension amount that supplements the basic pension.
In addition, there are other benefits provided for self-employed people and other type one subscribers: top-up pension (fuka nenkin), widow’s pension (kafu nenkin), temporary welfare for death of family (shibo ichijikin), and lump-sum withdrawal (dattai ichijikin).
There are other benefits to account for elderly people living at the time the pensions system was established. These include the noncontributory old-age pension (rorei fukushi nenkin) (provided to those who do not fill the provision requirements for the old-age pension), and special welfare for severely disabled people (tokubetsu shogai kyufukin). This benefit is provided to those with disabilities corresponding to type 1 and type 2 basic pension, who first received medical treatment as students (prior to March 1991) and were voluntarily not enrolled in the National Pension.

4. Insurance Premiums
(1) Type 1 Subscribers
Type 1 subscribers pay their own premium.
A. 2018 Premium: 16,340 Yen per Month
B. The system allows you to receive discounts when paying a lump-sum for the fixed period prior to the deadline.
C. If you want to increase your pension amount in the future, you can pay an additional 400 yen per month.
(2) Type 2 Subscribers
Type 2 subscribers pay the premium for the employees’ pension insurance. This is included within the national pension amount.
(3) Type 3 Subscribers
Type 3 subscribers are not required to pay a premium, as the amount is included in the employees’ pension system (spouses are enrolled).
(4) Optional Enrollment
Premium can be paid in the same way as type 1 subscribers.

For More Informtaion, Please Contact

Kawasaki Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-201-3155
Daishi Branch, Branch Ward Resident Centers (Shisho Kumin Center), National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-271-0158
Tajima Branch, Branch Ward Resident Centers (Shisho Kumin Center), National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-322-1988
Saiwai Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-556-6621
Nakahara Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-744-3206
Takatsu Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-861-3176
Miyamae Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-856-3154
Tama Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-935-3165
Asao Ward Office, Insurance and Pension Section, National Pension Desk
Tel: 044-965-5153