The government is considering the so-called "annual income barrier" so that if annual income exceeds 130.2 million yen, a temporary increase in income will allow dependents to remain dependent for up to two consecutive years.
It has been pointed out that the "annual income barrier" is also a factor in labor shortages because if the annual income exceeds a certain level, the spouse will not be supported, and the burden of social insurance premiums will be borne and the take-home payment will decrease, which will lead to a reduction in working hours for part-time workers.
The government is considering the "130.2 million yen barrier" in which employees working at establishments that do not have welfare pension benefits will be able to pay premiums for the National Pension and National Health Insurance on their own after being removed from their spouse's support, so that if there is a temporary increase in income, they will be able to remain dependent for up to two consecutive years.
Even under the current operation, if there is a temporary increase in income, it is supposed to be judged comprehensively without immediately removing it from dependents, but by clearly indicating the period of "up to 2 years", the aim is to make it easier to stay dependent and prevent suppression of working hours.
In the specific operation, the employer will prove that it is a temporary increase in revenue, and the health insurance society will make a decision.
With regard to the "106.1 million yen barrier" in which workers at workplaces covered by the welfare pension are excluded from dependents, the government plans to subsidize up to 50,<> yen per employee to companies that raise wages or extend working hours to a level where take-home payments do not decrease, and will soon announce a support package that incorporates such measures.