The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to extend the deadline for special measures from the end of this month to the end of March next year under a system that allows people whose income has decreased due to the effects of the new coronavirus to borrow living expenses for the time being.
The "emergency small-lot fund" and "comprehensive support fund" system, which allows people in need of living to borrow their living expenses for the time being, also targets people whose income has decreased due to unemployment or leave due to the effects of the new coronavirus. Special measures are being taken.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of payment decisions for the two systems totaled 1,328,347 from March 25 to 28 last month, amounting to approximately 510.2 billion yen.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to extend the deadline for special measures, which was the end of this month, to the end of March next year, saying that the effects of the spread of infection are continuing.
In addition, the period of payment will be extended from 9 months to 12 months at the maximum for the "Housing Security Benefit", in which the local government pays rent up to a certain amount to those who cannot pay rent due to loss of work. I decided that.
Support groups have issued a request to extend the period, saying that there is a possibility that the payment period will expire without recovery of income.
According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the payment of "Housing Security Benefits" has been decided for 112,71 cases from April to October.
The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare says, "The effects of the new coronavirus are continuing, and we would like to continue to respond so that support will not be interrupted even during the year-end and New Year holidays."