Subsidy for childbirth costs
National Health Insurance does not cover the cost of normal childbirth, which amounts to around 300,000?400,000 yen (problems in childbirth are covered by medical insurance). People enrolled in National Health Insurance or social health insurance (via their employer) and their dependents, however, receive a payment covering part of the cost of childbirth after they have paid their medical institution's fees. If you are enrolled in the National Health Insurance scheme, submit the following documents to your local municipal office. (1) Personal seal (2) Mother and Child Health Handbook (3) Health insurance card (4) Bank account number (5) Receipt for your last payment of National Health Insurance premiums If you are enrolled in social insurance through your employer, please submit a claim through your employer.

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