The number of decisions to pay "housing security benefits" due to the influence of corona increased sharply at 4:15 on September 25

As the effects of the new coronavirus have been prolonged, the number of nationwide payment decisions for "housing security benefits" that provide rent to people who have lost their jobs has increased to 85,000 in the four months to July. According to the summary of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, it has already more than doubled the amount for the year 2010 after the Lehman shock.

The "Housing Security Benefit" is a system in which the local government pays rent up to a certain amount to those who cannot afford to pay rent due to loss of work.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of payment decisions nationwide

was 3,393 in April, but

increased sharply to

26,591 in May and 35,241 in

June, and in

the four months until July. It turned out that there were 85,779 cases.

This is 21 times the amount for the previous year, which is more than double the amount for the year 2010 after the Lehman shock, which caused a series of people to lose their jobs and homes.

In principle, the payment period of benefits is three months, but there are a number of people who extend the payment period without recovering their income, and support groups and others are calling for a review of the system because the payment requirements are strict. I will.

The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to strengthen its support, saying that the consultation desk of the local government is flooded with applications for benefits and the burden on staff is increasing.