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18 Welfare

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1 Residence management system

2 The Family registry system

3 Seal Registrations

4 Housing

5 Water, Gas, Electricity & Telephone Services

6 Disposal of Garbage

7 Post Office and Delivery Company Services

8 Banks

9 Traffic

10 Taxation

11 Employment

12 National Health Insurance

13 National Pension Plan

14 Neighborhood Association

15 Disaster Prevention, Fire & Medical Emergencies

16 Traffic Accidents

17 Childcare

18 Welfare

19 Health checkups for adults

20 Educations

21 Medical Information

22 Counseling and support services

Information of facilities

23 City/Town Halls and related facilities

24 School & Educational Institutions

25 Other public facilities

26 Refuge (Shelter)

27 Medical Institutions

 As to welfare medical services of city/town hall for babies, children and the disabled, please refer to gallowance and aidh in Chapter 17 Childcare

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18-1 Social workers & childcare workers
  Social workers and childcare workers provide you consulting services for  your anxieties in daily life, such as: livelihood, childcare, children's education, elderly people's difficulties, diseases and nursing care, physical disability, and single-parent household. They will give you advice and introduce appropriate aid systems and organizations in charge, if necessary.
œFujimi-shi Fukushi-ka Chiiki Fukushi-kakariF
œFujimino-shi Fukushi-ka Fukushi Shisen-kakariF
œMiyoshi-machi Fukushi-ka Fukushi Shien-tantoF

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18-2 Nursing-care insurance and welfare for the elderly
  The nursing care insurance system is aimed to support nursing care for the elderly by society as whole mutually. People who are aged above 40 pay insurance premium to join the system. When a member is designated as a person who needs nursing care, she/he can utilize care service at a minimum charge.
The city provides elderly people with various welfare services so that they are relieved from isolation and live autonomous lives.
œFujimi-shi Koreisha Fukushi-kaF
œFujimino-shi Korei Fukushi-kaF
œMiyoshi-machi Kenko Zoshin-ka Kaigo Hoken-tanto

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18-3 Medical system for Kouki koreisha (the elderly from 75 years up)
  The new medical insurance system in which all the elderly from 75 years up (or above 65 if he/she has a certain disability) are enrolled is operated by the municipalities union of Saitama-ken Kouki koureissha. All enrollees of the system are required to pay the premiums. Co-payment of them at medical institution is 10% of charged medical expenses (30% for those who have such a high income as certain level). You can pay the premium by deducting from your pension, or pay with a statement of payment at the window of city hall, or use an account transfer.
(1)    Enrollment qualification of medical system for Kouki koreish
E Those who are listed on the Basic Resident registration and granted permission to stay more than 3 months
E Those who are listed on the Basic Resident registration and granted permission to stay less than 3 months, and are permitted to stay for more than three months by objective materials referred to table 1 below.

(2)   An exception of application to foreign nationals for medical system of Kouki koreisha
EThose whose status of residence are gdesignated activitiesh and engage in eactivity to have medical caref, 
ecare for daily activities of person to have medical caref and esightseeing, recreation or other similar activitiesf.
EThose who are getting public assistance (except those who are stopped public assistance)
œFujimi-shi Hoken Nenkin-ka RojinIryo-kakariF
tel. 049-251-2711
œFujimino-shi HokenENenkin-ka  HokenENenkin-kakariFtel.049-262-9020
œMiyoshi-machi Jyumin-ka Hoken Nenkin-tantoF

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18-4 Welfare for people with disabilities
  People with physical, intellectual, and mental disabilities can receive various services depending on the degree of disability. In order to receive services, the physically handicapped person should have gHandbook for Physically Disabledh, and intellectually handicapped person should have gHealth Care Handbook for Mentally Handicappedh or gIndependence Support Medical Recipient Identification Card (Mental Visit)h. Please apply and receive grants of handbooks.
œ Fujimi-shi Shogai Fukushi-kaF

œ Fujimino-shi Shogai Fukusi-ka Shogai Fukushi-kakariF
œ Miyoshi-machi Fukushi-ka Fukushi ShomuE Fukushi Shien-tantoF

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18-5 Welfare for needy people
  Public support and consultation for employment and services are provided for those who have difficulties in living for diseases, unemployment, death of income provider, etc. so that minimum living is secured and independent life is achieved.
œFujimi-shi Fukushi-ka Chiiki Fukushi-kakariF
œFujimino-shi Fukushi Sogoshien teamF
œMiyoshi-machi Fukushi-ka Fukushi Shien-tantoF

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