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Types of Payments

People entered into a public pension scheme will receive a pension under the following circumstances.
Certain conditions must be met to be eligible to receive a pension. Please enquire at either the Senior Citizens Support and Health Insurance Division of your local ward office or a Japan Pension Service Office for more details.

(1) Disability Pension (shogai nenkin): if you suffer a disability

This pension will be provided if the individual paying into a pension scheme suffers a disability through illness or injury that fulfills the predetermined conditions.
* Even if the individual is enrolled in a pension scheme, if they were behind on their pension premium payments, pension payments may not be provided.

(2) Survivor's Pension (izoku nenkin): if an insured individual dies

This will be paid to the surviving family when an individual enrolled in a pension scheme dies.
* Bereaved families will only receive pensions under certain conditions.
* Even if the individual was enrolled in a pension scheme, if they were behind on their pension premium payments, pension payments may not be provided.

(3) Old-age Pension (rorei nenkin): for the elderly

This can be received from the age of 65, and is provided to individuals that have been paying into a pension scheme for over 10 years (including the periods they paid into the National Pension System or an Employee’s Pension, and the period they were exempt from National Pension System payments).
* There are cases when the pension can be received from the age of 60.