Category: Welfare

Coronavirus COVID-19 Disability Japan Welfare

Cluster of Eight People Infected with COVID at a Shimane Prefecture Welfare Facility for the Disabled

Shimane Prefecture announced on April 12th that one new cluster outbreak was confirmed.

Eight people were found to be infected at a welfare facility for the disabled in Matsue City.

Disability Employment Japan Welfare

Japan’s municipalities reluctant to provide employment assistance for people with severe disabilities

The number of users of a national programme to subsidise the cost of assistance needed during employment so that people with severe disabilities can work was found to be limited to 92 people in 26 municipalities. Many municipalities are reluctant to implement the project because they are unsure whether there is demand for it.

Disability Employment Japan Pandemic Welfare

Wages for disabled in Tochigi prefecture decreased for first time in 11 years in FY2020 to 16,405 Yen per month

The average monthly wage in FY2020 for persons with disabilities working at employment support facilities in Tochigi prefecture was 16,405 yen, down 5.3% (912 yen) from the previous year and the first decrease in 11 years, according to a report by the prefectural disability welfare department on 30 November.

Disability Japan Welfare

(Updated) Central Japan man, Kikuo Fujita, retroactively awarded $140k in disability pension in high court appeal

“Kikuo Fujita (78) of Hodatsushimizu Town, Ishikawa Prefecture, who has a physical disability, said that it was illegal to refuse to apply for a disability pension because he did not have a medical certificate. The appeal decision was made at the Kanazawa branch of the Nagoya High Court on the 15th. Judge Shunji Hasui decided that the government’s response was “illegal.”