The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that the number of applications for welfare protection in the last year was about 235,000, an increase of more than 5% from the previous year, and the increase for the second consecutive year, while the influence of the new corona is prolonged. I understood from the summary of.

According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the number of applications for welfare protection in the last year was about 235,000, which is more than 11,000 cases compared to the previous year, an increase of 5.1%.



The number of applications for welfare protection has increased from the previous year for the second consecutive year.



The number of applications for welfare protection has decreased for the sixth consecutive year compared to the previous year since 2013, when comparisons are possible, but it has started to increase from the beginning.



As of December last year, the number of households receiving welfare benefits was 1,644,884 households nationwide, an increase of more than 6,700 households compared to the same month of the previous year.



Of the households that receive welfare benefits, the largest number is "elderly households," which is 907,301 households, which is more than half of the total.



According to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "As the impact of the new corona continues for a long time, it is difficult to get a new job. I want to do it. "



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has sent a message on its website saying, "Applying for livelihood protection is a national right. Anyone may need livelihood protection, so please do not hesitate to contact us."

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