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Apply for national insurance reduction due to losing job

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

In this COVID19 pandemic, many people have a considerable decrease in income but still have to pay high amount of insurance every month. In this blog, I will share with you how to apply for insurance reduction at 区役所 (kuyakusho) ward office.


In kyotoshi, for example, you can go to 新型コロナウィルス対策保険料減免相談 (ほけんりょうそうだん). In kyotoshi, if you earn less than 1000man per year or you income decreses more than 3/10 of that of last year, you can apply for insurance reduction. Find more information about your 市, search "your 市+保険料減免"

Required documents for national insurance reduction 国民健康保険料減免申請:

  • Insurance envelope

  • 給与明細書 きゅうよめいさいしょ salary verification for the last 3 months

  • 退職届 たいしょくとどけ notice of resignation (optional)

  • Resident card/insurance card/driving licence

  • 国民県境保険料減免申請 application form, yo