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Update date:September 21, 2022

Special Benefits for Residence Tax-Exempt Households

You must follow the correct procedures in order to receive this benefit.

To receive the Special Benefits, you must submit your Notification of Intent and Application Form before September 30, 2022 (Fri.), with valid postmarks.

If you submit your documents any later, you will not be able to receive this benefit. Ensure to submit your application as soon as possible.

  • Even if you post your application on the day of the deadline, September 30, it may be postmarked for the next day based on collection times.
  • Check Japan Post’s website for more information.
  • Ward offices are not accepting enquiries via e-mail or FAX.
  • Please visit your local ward office’s Social Welfare office, if you wish to receive the official forms for the Notification of Intent and Application Form

 

The National Government of Japan have decided to provide a cash benefit of 100,000 Yen per household to those who were exempt from residence tax payment in the 2021 or 2022 fiscal year as a relief package to support the lifestyle and expenses of those affected by the prolonged impact of COVID-19.

You can only receive this benefit once. If you already received this benefit from Hamamatsu or any other local government, you will not receive the benefit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Hamamatsu City COVID-19 Call Center.

Eligible Households

Households which fulfil at least one of the following conditions: 

  1. Households where all family members are exempt from paying residence tax for the 2021 or 2022 fiscal year.
  2. Households which have had changes in their financial situation due to COVID, and are recognized to be living under similar conditions to households with a 0 Yen residency tax rate from January 2022 for all of its family members, or even harsher circumstances (Households Whose Financial Situations Has Changed).

 

※For households whose residency tax rate has reached 0 yen, please read the 1st page of the Declaration of Income.
※Households who are supported by taxable persons are not eligible for the special benefits.

Benefit Amount

100,000 Yen per household

1. Payment of Benefits for Residence Tax-Exempt Households 

A Notification of Intent (green) or Application Form (blue) has been sent to all eligible households for the 2021 fiscal year (from 31st of January 2022.)

Please read the guides and sample forms for filling out the Notification of Intent and Application form below. Return the forms together with the necessary documents in the enclosed return envelope after confirming that you agree with the conditions and have filled in the required fields using the guides and examples provided in the links below. The application must be sent by post. It will not be accepted via direct submission at the ward office.

Necessary Documents

  • The Notification of Intent or Application Form
  • If your Bank Account Details are not written in your Notification of Intent and when you are submitting the Application Form please ensure to have a copy of your I.D. (Residency Card and Passport) and a copy of the front and account number pages of your Bank Passbook. Find more details on Application Form, Explanation of Supplementary Documents.

Application Period

Until 30th September 2022 (Postmarks for 30th September 2022 will be accepted.)

※Please submit your documents (Notification of Intent and Application Form) as soon as possible after receiving them.

Payment Dates

You will receive your payment approximately 2-3 weeks after Hamamatsu City receives your documents.

※If important details have not been filled out or insufficient documents have been included in the application, your payment may be delayed. 

2. Payment of Benefits for Households Whose Financial Situation Has Changed

It is necessary to request an application form.

You can download the forms below. Similarly they are available at City Hall (3rd Floor, Meeting Room 33) or from the Social Welfare Division of any ward office. Please fill it in and submit by post. You cannot directly hand over the forms at City Hall or ward offices.

Caution: If you are applying for Benefits for Household Whose Financial Situation Has Changed from June 2022 onwards, please apply using income details from January to September 2022 only. You can not apply using income details from 2021.

Necessary Documents

Sending Your Application

Send your applications to the following address:

“Hamamatsu Special Benefits Coordinator”
Nagoya Nishi Post Office, PO Box No. 728
〒450-8778
 

〒450-8778
名古屋西郵便局私書箱第728号
「浜松市臨時特別給付金担当」行

Application Period

7th March 2022 to 30th September 2022 (Postmarks for 30th September 2022 are accepted.)

Payment Dates

It will be paid out approximately 1 month after the city has received and accepted your application.

※If important details have not been filled out or insufficient documents have been included in the application, your payment may be delayed. 

Enquiries

Hamamatsu City COVID-19 Call Center (Enquiries regarding special benefits)

  • Tel: 0120-368-567
  • Operating hours from 8:30 to 17:15 (Excluding weekends and holidays)
  • Support available in English, Portuguese, and Mandarin Chinese. 
  • The answer phone is in Japanese.
  • Press 4 once recording on the answer phone starts playing.

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