Children and Childcare Lump-sum Grant/Birth Grant
Childbirth costs are subsidized when a member of the family is a health insurance member and gives birth.
If a person who is pregnant for a period greater than 4 months (85 days) gives birth to a baby, she will be paid 420,000 yen per child born (404,000 yen if the medical institution does not have the Japan obstetric compensation system for cerebral palsy at the time of delivery).
If she makes a contract about payment with a medical institution for both National Health Insurance and Health Insurance, the costs and benefits will be offset and handled by the insurance provider. If she didn't make a contract or the cost is less than the allowance after offset, she can apply and still receive the difference in cost compensated.
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For health insurance, apply to the health insurance association or union that you have joined. For National Health Insurance, apply to your municipal office.
- Application Form (you need to get proof of childbirth from a doctor / midwife or the mayor of the municipality in the proof column)
- Receipt for Childbirth Cost