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Supplementary Income Payment Application Period Begins

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March 16 saw the beginning of the application period for the supplementary income payment in Tokushima City. If you haven’t filled out your form yet, now is the opportune time.

Below is an article from the March 16 Tokushima Newspaper about the start of the application period.

NB: Japanese names and map links added for reference.

March 16 marked the beginning of the application period for the supplementary income payment in Tokushima City, first of the local authorities in the prefecture to do so. Applications can be handed in to the Tokushima City Office, which has had a consultation booth since March 10, the Fureai Kenkou-kan (ふれあい健康館), Kawauchi-cho Kouminkan (川内町公民館), Kami Hachiman Shisho (上八万支所), and the Kokufu Community Centre (国府コミュニティーセンター). And by noon on the day the application period began, city hall alone had seen over 1,000 citizens come to fill in their applications.

In a booth set up for applications at City Hall, eight consultation windows were increased to twelve to handle the flow. And by 8:30 am on March 16 already over 30 citizens were forming a line to have their applications processed. City Office workers were busy handing numbers to the applicants and maintaining order.

While the formal method of application is by the application form sent by mail, it is also possible to apply in person. “The application form is hard to understand so I thought I’d come in person,” said one resident of Myoudou-cho.

Payment for the Supplementary Income Payment is expected to start on March 30.

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