更新日:2022年11月15日

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Notice from Sendai City about the “Emergency Support Benefit for  Rising Prices of Electricity, Gas, Food, etc.”

1 What type of benefit is this?

This benefit is provided to households that are exempt from resident tax and other low-income households whose finances are particularly affected by the increased burden caused by the recent rise in prices in electricity, gas, food, etc.

Notice from Sendai City about the “Emergency Support Benefit forRising Prices of Electricity, Gas, Food, etc.”(PDF:566KB)

2 How much does the benefit provide?

50,000 yen per household

3 Who is eligible for the benefit?

Households that are registered in Sendai City as of September 30, 2022 and that meet either one of the following criteria are eligible for the benefit.

①Households exempt from resident tax in FY2022

Households in which all members are exempt from per capita resident tax in FY2022 (with some exceptions) *Includes households on welfare

②Households facing a sudden change in finances

Households that have faced an unexpected decrease in income between January and December 2022 and are experiencing financial conditions similar to households that are exempt from resident tax

※Among households described in ① and ② above, households composed only of dependents of a person subject to resident tax are not eligible for the benefit. Households in which a member has filed a notification for exemption from resident tax under a tax convention are also not eligible for the benefit.

※Households that have received the Special Temporary Benefit for Households Exempt from Resident Tax (100,000 yen) in FY2021 or FY2022 may also receive this Emergency Support Benefit.

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

①In the case of households exempt from resident tax in FY2022

●Sendai City will begin sending out the necessary documents for application in November 2022.

●If you receive the documents and meet the eligibility criteria, fill in the Confirmation Form and return the form by post to Sendai City.

●Residents who have moved to Sendai City on or after January 2, 2022 will receive a notice postcard regarding the benefit. If you meet the eligibility criteria, please call the hotline printed on the postcard to have the application documents sent to you.

●The deadline for application is January 31, 2023 (Tues.).

【Households that have moved to Sendai City before or on January 1, 2022】

How to fill in the Confirmation Form(PDF:3,503KB)

【Households that have moved to Sendai City on or after January 2, 2022】

After you receive a notice postcard, call the hotline printed on the postcard to have the application documents sent to you.

How to fill in the Application Form (Request Form)(PDF:3,568KB)

<Sample of documents>

  • Households that have moved to Sendai City before or on January 1, 2022

You will receive this type of envelope.

確認書封筒

  • Households that have moved to Sendai City on or after January 2, 2022

After you receive a notice postcard, call the hotline printed on the postcard to have the application documents sent to you.

You will receive this type of envelope.

申請書封筒

②In the case of households facing a sudden change in finances

●The application documents are available at Ward Offices, General Branch Offices, and Sendai International Center.

You can also have them sent to you by calling the “Hotline for Emergency Support Benefit for Rising Prices of Electricity, Gas, Food, etc.” shown below.

●Fill in the necessary information and return the Application Form along with the required documents using the supplied return envelope.

●The deadline for application is January 31, 2023 (Tues.).

5 Where can I make inquiries about the benefit?

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

Hotline for “Emergency Support Benefit for Rising Prices of Electricity,Gas, Food, etc.”

0120-489-048

  • Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on weekdays
  • Languages
    22 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 (3 Who is eligible for the benefit?), you can receive the benefit regardless of nationality. However, if you registered for exemption from Inhabitant tax due to tax convention, you are NOT eligible for the benefit.

2.I don’t know if I meet the definition of household exempt from Inhabitant tax or not.

If you are employed, please check your employee’s withholding certificate issued by your employer, etc. If you don’t understand, please call the hotline as mentioned in section 5 (Where can I make inquiries about the benefit?) above.

3.I came to Japan after October 1, 2022. Am I eligible to receive the benefit?

If you were not a registered resident of any municipality in Japan as of September 30, 2022, you are not eligible for the benefit.

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 hotline mentioned in section 5 above.

5.I can't write the form in Japanese. Where should I ask how to write in Japanese?

Please visit the Emergency Support Benefit Center with someone who speaks Japanese. The center is located on the 9th floor of SS Sendai Building, 4-7-17 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku, Sendai City. 

6.I have been sheltering in Sendai City without transferring my residence record due to DV, am I eligible for this benefit?

Please call the hotline (TEL:0120-489-048) to check your eligibility.

7.Can I consult about anything other than the benefit with the hotline?

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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