Education And Training Allowances

One of the little-known benefits of the unemployment insurance scheme run by Hello Work is the Education/Training Allowance (Kyoiku Kunren Kyufukin・教育訓練給付金). This benefit is available for foreigners and Japanese alike.

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Reduction in Unemployment Insurance Premiums

We totally missed this, last year. Did you?

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If You Work While Receiving Unemployment Benefit

If you find stable employment, your unemployment benefit payments stop. However, if you do casual work for small sums of money, you can still receive reduced benefit.

 

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Changes to eligibility for unemployment benefits - October, 2007

From October 1st, 2007 the eligibility criteria for unemployment insurance benefits will change.

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Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance (officially known as Employment Insurance, koyou hoken・雇用保険; aka shitsugyou hoken・失業保険) is a benefit that provides an allowance to an unemployed worker for general living expenses while seeking stable employment. Enrollment requires that you work for 20 hours or more per week.

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