Childcare leave benefits delayed by more than a month in Tokyo and Osaka due to the impact of the Corona Virus

Childcare leave benefits Delayed by more than one month in Tokyo and Osaka due to the impact of the Corona Virus November 8 at 7:49 a.m.

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It was found that there has been a delay of more than a month in Tokyo and Osaka over the payment of national benefits to people who have obtained childcare leave. According to the Labor Bureau, due to the inability to respond to the increase in electronic applications due to the effects of the new coronavirus, there is no way to make up for the delay.
The delay in payment is the “childcare leave benefit” that is sed by the national employment insurance.

This benefit is received by more than 380,000 people a year nationwide, and after a check once every two months, in principle, the amount according to the wages before the start of the holiday will be paid until the child is one year old.

Normally, it is paid in about a week after the application is issued, but since April, Tokyo and Osaka, which account for more than one-third of all recipients, have been delayed for more than a month.

According to the Tokyo Labor Bureau, the spread of the new coronavirus has increased the number of electronic applications, but this is due to the lack of sufficient system.

Even now, the Tokyo Labor Bureau is completing the application process issued in late September, and there is no way to make up for a delay of more than a month.

Hiroyuki Tashiro, chief of the Employment Insurance Division of the Tokyo Labor Bureau, said, “We are sorry for the delay. We would like to respond to the increase in the processing of electronic applications by expanding the system.”