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2020-3-13

What are the application methods for childcare allowance?

No.40389

Answer

Starting November 13, 2017, information is provided based on article 19, paragraph 7 (information queries) and article 22 paragraph 1 of the Act on the Use of Numbers to Identify a Specific Individual in Administrative Procedures (Act No. 27 of 2013).

Following this law, some documents for submission have been omitted as of November 13, 2017.

The eligibility requirements and application method for childcare allowance are as follows.

[Eligibility Requirements]
Persons Eligible: People registered as residents of Kawasaki City raising children who have not yet to graduate Middle School (Under the Age of 15 as of March 31)
Children Eligible: Children living in Japan and have not yet to graduate Middle School (Under the Age of 15 as of March 31)

*In principle, civil servants should inquire at their workplace, as the corresponding bureau will provide benefits.

[Where to apply]
At the Residing Ward Office or Branch Office
(1) Ward Offices’ Ward Residents Section (Kuminka) Residential Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2
(2) Branch Offices’ Resident Center (Kumin Center)

[How to apply]
Apply directly at the counter
*Application forms available at the counters.

[Reception Time]
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The Second and fourth Saturdays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Ward Offices Only)

*Closed: The First, Third, and Fifth Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and December 29 – January 3 (Branch offices are also closed the second and fourth Saturdays.)

[Required Items]
In principle, items (4) (Certificate of Income) and (6) (Certified Copy of Child’s Residence Card (Juminhyo)) are not required if a (5) Individual Number Card is verified and received. For (4) (Certificate of Income) and (6) (Certified Copy of Child’s Residence Card (Juminhyo)) , the city will use the shared information network system to query and verify using your Individual Number. If the city is unable to query this information, it may request that separate documents be submitted separately. It may take some time to receive a response from the query address.

(1) Applicant’s Seal (Informal Seal Accepted)
(2) Bank Deposit Book with Applicant’s Name
(3) Certified Copy of Pension Certificate (Nenkin Kanyu Shomeisho) or Health Insurance Card of the Applicant (Limited to employees' pension members)
(4) Childcare Allowance Certificate (Of Applicant or Spouse) (For those living outside of Kawasaki City as of January 1 (standard tax base date).)
(5) Necessary Documents Verifying Your Individual Number Card (Documents Verifying the Number and Your Identity)
<The below two items are required if applying in person. >
1. Individual Number Card or Notification Card (Number Verification Documents)
2. Identity Verification Documents*
<The below three items are required if applying via proxy. >
1. Applicant’s Individual Number Card, Notification Card, or Certified Copy
2. Letter of Attorney from the Applicant, or Item Certifying Proxy’s Status
3. Documents Verifying the Identity of the Proxy*

*Identity Verification Documents:
・One of the Following: Individual Number Card(My Number Card), Driver’s License, Driver’s History Certificate (Unten Keireki Shomeisho) (Limited to those issued after April 1, 2012.) Passport, Physical Disability Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate, Intellectual disability certificate, Residence Card, Special Permanent Resident Certificate, etc.
・Two of the Following: Health Insurance Card, Pension Book, Childcare Allowance Certificate or Special Childcare Allowance Certificate, Certified Copy of Family Register (Koseki Tohon), Abstract of Family Register (Koseki Shohon), Certificate of Guardianship (Hihogo Shomei)

*Please note in advance that you are required to list the Individual Number of your spouse and child (even if they reside outside of the city) in addition to your own.

(6) Other Required Documents (If Living Separate from the Child, etc.)
“If living separate from the child, you are required to submit a written petition showing you can provide financial support. In addition, if the child lives outside of Kawasaki City, you are required to submit a certified copy of the child's Residence Certificate (juminhyo), or a Certificate of Items Stated in Resident Register (Juminhyo Kisai Jiko Shomeisho) (item listing relationship and child's Individual Number).

For More Informtaion, Please Contact

Kawasaki Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-201-3141
Daishi Branch Office, Ward Residents Center Tel: 044-271-0138
Tajima Branch Office, Ward Residents Center Tel: 044-322-1969
Saiwai Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-556-6615
Nakahara Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-744-3172
Takatsu Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-861-3161
Miyamae Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-856-3141
Tama Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-935-3152
Asao Ward Office, Ward Residents Section(Kuminka), Residntial Records (Jumin Kiroku) Desk #2 Tel: 044-965-5121
Allowance Payment Subsection, Children and Family Section, Child Support Department, Child Development Bureau Tel: 044-200-2674