Information on leave support and benefits for COVID-19


Outline of the system

A system in which 80% of the wage before holidays (up to a daily maximum of 11,000 yen) is paid to those who mainly meet the following two conditions, depending on the record of holidays.

1. Workers of small and medium-sized business owners who took a leave from the direction of the business owner between April 1 and September 30, 2020
2. Those who cannot receive wages (leave allowance) for that leave

Application flow

1. Application (Note)
Workers prepare and apply for application documents with the cooperation of the employer.

2. Examination
The central processing center established in the prefectural labor bureau will examine the application contents and make a decision immediately.
(The contents may be investigated by the employer/worker if necessary.)

The applicant will be notified of the payment (non-payment) and transferred to the account.

Note: When applying for the closure of multiple offices, it is necessary to collectively apply the information for multiple offices. For the period of application for one office, all other applications will be invalid.
Note: If we are unable to obtain the cooperation of the employer in preparing the application documents, the prefectural labor bureau will request the employer to report based on the law, and the examination cannot be conducted until there is a response. Therefore, it will take some time from application to payment.
Note: If you receive support or benefits due to misconduct, you may be required to charge up to three times the amount paid to workers. If a business owner, an agent, or a social insurance labor consultant deliberately commits a wrongdoing, we may cooperate with the worker to request the payment of the above amount and announce the name.

Contact Information

・Details of benefit system, benefit Q&A, download of application form, etc.
・Contact information by phone
Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare COVID-19 Response Leave Support Fund / Benefit Call Center
Reception hours Mon-Fri 8:30 to 20:00
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 8:30 to 20:00

Inquiries regarding information on this page

Industry and Tourism Division