Increase in welfare applications in local governments of designated wary prefectures Corona Virus May 23 5:19
In the main municipalities of the prefecture, which had been designated as a “specific warning prefecture” to focus on the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the number of applications for welfare last month increased by nearly 1,000,000 from the same period last year.
As of last month, 13 prefectures in Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi, and Kyoto were designated.
He interviewed and independently tallied how many people had applied for welfare in these municipalities, as well as the government-designated cities and prefectural government locations in Tokyo’s 23 wards and 12 dofu prefectures with a large population.
As a result, the number of applications for welfare reached 16,539 in March and last month, and 8,497 cases were issued last month, especially when emergency declarations were issued, and 1,826 cases increased by 27% compared to the same period last year.
Looking at the number of applications for each month by municipality, osaka city has the largest number of applications, with The City of Yokohama, Nagoya City, and Sapporo City.
According to each municipality, since last month, the number of applications that appear to be the effects of the spread of infection has increased, and the relatively young ergeneration of the younger generation has become more prominent, and it is a form that has been confirmed again that the request for closure due to the spread of infection has had a serious impact on daily life.
Professor Takuoka of Meiji University, who is familiar with the welfare system, said, “In the future, even if the self-imposed demandis is lifted, it will be difficult for employment and consumption to recover quickly, and applications are expected to increase further. Welfare is the last safety net, and it is important how much we can come up with measures in the previous stages.” (including some preliminary figures)