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Low-income families in Japan to receive child benefits due to the pandemic

16.03.2021 95 просмотров

The Japanese authorities will pay benefits to low-income families in the amount of $458 per child.


The Japanese authorities will pay low-income families and single parents 50,000 yen (about $458) per child as part of the support for the population during the pandemic. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga stated this on Tuesday at a meeting of the heads of ministries and relevant departments.

“Children are our future, we should think about them first of all. We will pay 50,000 yen each to low-income families and single parents, ”the Kyodo agency quotes him as saying. The prime minister noted that 500 billion yen ($4.5 billion) will be allocated for related support.

Last year, the Japanese government adopted two additional budgets for the current fiscal year due to the situation with the coronavirus (ends on March 31, 2021). year), which allowed local authorities to send a financial assistance package totaling 117.1 trillion yen (1.1 trillion dollars) to support the economy and the local population. The funds went, in particular, to financial assistance to enterprises affected by the coronavirus, as well as one-time payments in the amount of 100,000 yen (about $950) to all local residents, including foreign citizens living in Japan.

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