If you take time off from work for childbirth

“A Maternity Allowance” is paid if a female insured person is unable to receive her salary due to time taken off from work for childbirth.

If you cannot receive pay during time off from work for childbirth

Required documents:
Deadline: As soon as possible
Applies to: Female insured persons taking time off from work for childbirth.
Submission destination Send the application form
Notes: On the application form, have your employer certify your maternity leave and whether you are being paid remuneration during this leave. Additionally, obtain certification from your doctor or midwife.
  • * Do not download the form from here. Please apply on the HC web Service (Applying for Change of Personal Information) as instructed by the Human Resources Department. A complete set of required documents will then be sent to you by Otsuki Management & Labor Consulting Office. (This excludes Voluntarily and Continuously Insured Persons.)

If you take maternity leave, childcare leave, or other similar leave

If you take childcare leave, your employer can apply to exempt you from paying insurance premiums during the leave period up to the child's third birthday.
Your employer will apply for this exemption; check with the person in charge at your establishment for more information.
Employers can also apply on behalf of their employees for exemptions from the requirement to pay insurance premiums during the period of maternity leave.

  • ** The period of childcare leave refers to the period you take off work for childcare leave or other similar leave that conforms to the system of childcare leave up to the child's third birthday.
  • ** Period of maternity leave: Period during which you did not work due to pregnancy or childbirth, within the period starting 42 days before birth (98 days for multiple births) and ending 56 days after birth

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