Updated: September 20, 2016

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May 2016

Please Don’t Forget to Enroll in the National Pension Program When You Leave Your Job

You must enroll in the National Pension program if you are aged 20 to 59 years old, leave your job and as a result lose your qualification to receive employees’ pension or mutual aid pension. If you have a spouse who is your dependent, your spouse must also enroll in the National Pension program.
Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of Ward Offices or Miyagi General Branch Office
Public Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch Office

Taking Applications for Benefits for Elderly Persons (Temporary Welfare Benefits for Elderly Persons)

Sendai City began sending out applications to persons who may be eligible for these benefits from the end of April in order. For those who are eligible but do not receive an application form by May 13, please call the number below.

  • Eligibility:
    -Those who were eligible to receive the FY 2015 Temporary Welfare Benefits, and turn 65 years old or over during FY 2016 (born before April 1, 1952)
    -Those who were registered as a Sendai citizen as of January 1, 2015 and were exempt from per-capita resident tax for FY 2015 (except for dependents of persons who are subject to that tax)
  • Amount of Benefits: 30,000 yen per person
  • Application Deadline: July 29
  • Please read the application form carefully, fill it out and send it back in the reply envelop provided along with the necessary documents such as a copy of any forms of identification.
    Inquiries: Sendai City Temporary Welfare Benefits Inquiry Line
    Tel: 022-745-7570 (Weekdays: 8:30 – 19:00, from May 25: 8:30 – 17:00)

Reduction of National Health Insurance Premiums

There is a system for the reduction of national health insurance premiums for households whose total income falls below a certain threshold. If your national health insurance premiums were reduced last fiscal year and you do not know your household’s total income for the last fiscal year, Sendai City will send you a declaration form in the middle of May that must be submitted by May 26.
Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of Ward Offices or Miyagi General Branch Office
Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch Office

Light Vehicle Tax Notice Sent

Light Vehicle Tax is levied on persons who owned a light vehicle as of April 1. The tax notice for FY 2015 was sent on May 10. Please pay at your nearest financial institution by May 31. If you receive welfare or have a disability, you may be eligible for a reduced tax rate. Please inquire for details.
Inquiries: Inhabitant Tax Planning Section Tel: 022-214-8625

FY 2016 Inhabitant Tax (Exemption) Certificates to Be Issued

Certificates are issued by the municipality in which you resided on January 1, 2016. Sendai City will issue certificates for persons who have inhabitant taxes deducted from their salary (kyūyo tokubetsu chōshū) and persons who are exempt from inhabitant taxes, starting on May 13. The City will issue certificates for persons who pay using a tax payment notice (futsū chōshū) and persons who have inhabitant taxes deducted from their pension (nenkin tokubetsu chōshū), starting on June 10. 
Inquiries: Taxation and Accounting Section of your local Ward Office, or Taxation and Resident Registration Section of your local General Branch.

BCG Vaccinations

  • Eligibility: Infants under the age of one (typically received at 5-7 months)
  • Things to Bring: Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Handbook, BCG vaccination coupon from the MCH Handbook voucher packet (please fill out and detach)
  • Please wait at least 28 days after your child receives a live vaccine (such as polio) or 7 days after your child receives an inactive vaccine (such as DPT-IPV) before having BCG vaccinations.
  • Vaccination Sites:
    Aoba Ward Office 2F: May 30 (Mon.) 2:00-3:00 p.m.
    Izumi Ward Office East Bldg. 5F Main Conference Room: May 25 (Wed.) 2:00-3:00 p.m.
     Taihaku Ward Office 3F: May 17 (Tues.) and June 3 (Fri.) 2:00-3:00 p.m. 
    Miyagino Ward Office 3F: May 18 (Wed.) 2:00-3:00 p.m. , May 30 (Mon.) 9:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Please go directly to the vaccination site.
  • BCG vaccinations may be received at Ward Offices outside your ward of residence. For details, please contact:
    Home Health Section of any Ward Office or Public Health and Welfare Section of any General Branch

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