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Main points of proposed revisions to Livelihood Protection Law, other laws

  • June 1, 2018
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

The bare bones of proposed revisions to the Livelihood Protection Law and other laws

  • Municipalities will have an obligation to make sincere efforts to encourage the poor to use consultation services.
  • Minimum standards will be introduced to free or cheap accommodation facilities.
  • “Housing for supporting daily life” will be established for the elderly poor to support their lives.
  • Subsidies for preparing for higher education will be provided to students from households receiving public assistance who are advancing to university.
  • The annual payment of childcare allowance to single-parent households will be divided from the current three times into six times.
  • Recipients of welfare will in principle be prescribed generic pharmaceuticals.
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