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Notice of providing “Temporary Special Benefit for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc.” and “Winter-time Living Subsidy” from the City of Sendai

1 What type of benefit is this?

2 How much will the benefit provide me?

3 Who is eligible for the benefit?

4 How and by when should I apply for the benefit?

5 Where can I make inquiries about the benefit?

6 FAQ

1 What type of benefit is this?

Temporary Special Benefit for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc. is the benefit for people to receive livelihood support immediately if facing various troubles with living due to COVID-19.

Winter-time Living Subsidy is the subsidy of buying heating oil, etc. for eligible households of the
Temporary Special Benefit. However, households may NOT be eligible for the subsidy, such as in the case that all members of the household are placed into nursing facilities, etc.

Notice of providing “Temporary Special Benefit for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc.” and “Winter-time Living Subsidy” from the City of Sendai(PDF:769KB)

2 How much will the benefit provide me?

Temporary Special Benefit for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc.

100,000 yen per household

Winter-time Living Subsidy

5,000 yen per household

3 Who is eligible for the benefit?

Households which fulfill any of the following.

Households exempt from Inhabitant tax

All members of the household have a resident registration in Sendai City as of December 10, 2021 and have not been taxed by inhabitant tax on per capita basis for FY 2021. (A partial exception will exist.)

Households receiving welfare

Households which are receiving welfare from the City of Sendai.

Households which have experienced a sudden dramatic change in finances

Households which have a resident registration in Sendai City as of the day of application, and have experienced a sudden dramatic change in finances since January 2021 due to COVID-19, and as a result are placed in the same economic situation as households exempt from Inhabitant tax.

4 How and by when should I apply for the benefit?

Households exempt from Inhabitant tax, Households receiving welfare

<Sample of documents>

  • Who moved into Sendai City by January 1, 2021
    You will receive this type of envelope.
    確認書封筒
  • Who moved into Sendai City on January 2, 2021 or later
    You will receive this type of envelope.
    申請書(請求書)封筒

 Households which have experienced a sudden dramatic change in finances

  • The application form is available at each Ward Office or General Branch, or the Sendai Multicultural Center, etc. Or please call the “dedicated phone number for the Temporary Special Benefit and Winter-time Living Subsidy for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc.” to ask for the application form. We will mail the documents to your house.
  • Please fill in the form, enclose the required documents, and mail it with designated return envelope.
  • Application period: Until September 30 (Fri.), 2022
    ※If you also want to apply for the Winter-time Living Subsidy, please send an application by May 31 (Tue.), 2022

5 Where can I make inquiries about the benefit?

If you have any inquiries about the benefit, please call the phone number below.

The dedicated phone number for the Temporary Special Benefit and Winter-time Living Subsidy for Inhabitant Tax Exempt Households, etc.

TEL: 0120-489-048

  • Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on weekdays
    ※Saturdays, Sundays, and National Holidays are available only during February (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Languages
    21 languages including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali, etc.

6 FAQ

  1. I am a foreign national, am I eligible for this benefit?
    If you fulfil any of the conditions written on section 3 of the front page, you can receive the benefit regardless of nationality.
  2. I don’t know if I am applicable to a household exempt from Inhabitant tax or not.
    If you are employed, please check the employee’s withholding certificate, etc. If you don’t understand, please call the dedicated phone number as mentioned in section 5 above.
  3. I had just entered into Japan after January 2, 2021, so I have not finished tax procedures yet. Can I receive this benefit?
    You are not taxed by Inhabitant tax of FY2021. If you were registered to Sendai City's resident registration as of December 10, 2021, you are eligible for the benefit. In the case of households which have 2 or more persons, eligibility is possible if all members of the household have not been taxed by inhabitant tax on per capita basis for FY 2021.
  4. I don’t know how to fill in the form. Where should I ask?
    Please check the official website of the City of Sendai, there is an explanation about how to fill it in.If you still don’t understand, please call the dedicated phone number as mentioned in section 5 above.
  5. I can't write the form in Japanese. Where should I ask how to write in Japanese?
    Please come to the “Temporary Special Benefit Administration Center” with someone who can
    speak Japanese. Address of the administration center: 9F SS Sendai building, 4-7-17 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai
  6. I have been sheltering in Sendai City without transferring my resident record due to having suffered DV, am I eligible for this benefit?
    Please call to the dedicated phone number (TEL:0120-489-048) to check the eligibility.
  7. Can I consult about anything other than the benefit with the dedicated phone number?
    Please call the Sendai Multicultural Center if you want to consult about daily life, etc. in foreign languages. TEL 022-224-1919 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

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