For people struggling with poverty due to unemployment
General Support Funds is a system that offers loans to those in need until you rebuild your life.
What is General Fund?
The household whose income has dropped or a family member of which lost his/her job affected by COVID-19, and living in a hardship.
It is also applicable for those with reduced income due to COVID-19 even if you still have job.
Requirements for foreign residents
Requirements differ from one local government to another. Please check it out what is necessary in your own city. In Tokyo, for example, you need to meet both requirements 1 and 2 to receive it.
- The person falls under A or B.
- The person has lived at his/her current address for more than 6 months and is supposed to live in Japan permanently.
A. Under the following statuses of residence
Permanent Resident, Spouse or Child of Japanese National, Spouse or Child of Permanent Resident, Long Term Resident, Spouse or Child of Long Term Resident, etc.
B. Special Permanent Resident
2 people or more in your household
Within 3 months in principle
Not exceeding 1 year
Not exceeding 10 years
- Those exempt from municipal-tax whose income does not stop dropping when the repayment starts;
- Those living on welfare, those handicapped, single mothers/fathers and widows with an annual gross income of about 2,040,000 yen (net income in the previous calendar year of less than 1,250,000 yen)
No interest & No guarantor required
Please be noted that it is required to receive continuous supports from Hello Work, social welfare coucil or NPO.Contact with toll free:0120-46-1999
start from 11 April
Service hours: 9:00 am to 21:00 pm