Category: Welfare

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12 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kochi welfare facility for people with disabilities

In Kochi Prefecture, 14 people were found to be infected, including 12 people in at welfare facility for the disabled. This is the highest number of infected people announced in Kochi prefecture in a day.

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People with disabilities in Japan face difficulties in applying for benefits amid coronavirus crisis

Along with the spread of the infection, a number of people who are visually or mentally handicapped are asking for assistance regarding the application for the “special fixed benefit” that pays 100,000 yen to the people. Some people give up attempting to apply because the documents and online procedures are difficult.

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Double the number of welfare services in Kanagawa for people with disabilities closed due to the new coronavirus

In Kanagawa prefecture, where the declaration of emergency situation continues, it was found that the number of welfare services for persons with disabilities that are closed due to the spread of infection has doubled in the past month. On the other hand, although it has been closed for a while, the burden on the parties and family is increasing, and there is a movement to resume such services.

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As coronavirus means less customers, Hokkaido people with disabilities switch from serving coffee to making masks

The spread of the new coronavirus has brought about great changes in the working environment for people with intellectual disabilities who work in welfare work areas. While there are some people with disabilities who have seen a drastic decrease in work orders and are forced to work at home without assistance staff, there are also people with disabilities who work hard to contribute to the local community by making masks.

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Japan’s Welfare Ministry reports at least 630 disability welfare providers are making fraudulent claims

The disability welfare services that support the lives and employment of persons with disabilities that were in illegal receipt of national benefits through operating companies, came to at least about 2.63 billion yen in the fiscal years from 2014 to 2018, Kyodo News found in a local government survey.