In order to help the families going through hard financial situation to maintain their children attending compulsory education (shogakko and chugakko), cities and municipalities offer a subside to cover the required costs. It is necessary to make a request to receive it. The financial assistance amount corresponds to the following items:
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<Documents for request >
The form to request this financial assistance is available at schools of compulsory education (shogakko,chugakko) and at the Board of Education office. Application deadline, as well as entrance location differ according to each city and municipality, therefore, families who need to request this aid should consult in advance the school their children are attending, or the local Board of Education. The request should be made anually. For those families who need to continue receiving the aid in school year 2017, they should make the request again.
To be eligible to receive this financial assistance, it is necessary to meet the conditions determined by each city or municipality. The requirements and norms vary according to each city and municipality, therefore, contact the local Body of Education to have detailed information. As a reference, we will mention the requirements and norms set by Tsu city.
*Reference (Related to Tsu city)
For school years 2016 and 2017, in addition to live in Tsu city, the following items should be met:
①Have suspended or discontinued the Subsistence Aid (Seikatsu Hogo) based on the protective legislation.
②Exempted from residential tax
③Receiving the Child Rearing Allowance (Jido Fuyu Teate).
④Going through hard financial situation to enroll the child on the compulsory education and have an income below the following determined amount: (fiscal years 2016 and 2017):
Base amount of income:
|Family with 2 people||Family with 3 people||Family with 4 people||Family with 5 people|
|Family’s total income||About ¥ 2 million||About ¥ 2,6 million||About ¥ 3,1 million||
About ¥ 3,3 million
*These base amounts refer to fiscal year 2016, therefore they may change. According to the number of people per family, as well as the age of each member, among other issues, the standard estimate may be different, therefore this chart is just for reference.
*In the case of exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Body of Education for details.