Mitaka City
Municipal Office Information

Welfare

Handbook for the Mentally Disabled (“Ai no Techo”) and Handbook for the Physically Disabled (“Shintai Shogaisha Techo”)

 The Handbook for the Mentally Disabled (“Ai no Techo”) is for those with mental retardation, while the Handbook for the Physically Disabled (“Shintai Shogaisha Techo”) is for those with disabilities in the functioning of their eyes, ears, mouth, hands, legs, body, heart, kidneys, respiratory system, bladder, rectum, small intestine, liver, and immune system. These handbooks are required when taking advantage of the various social welfare programs available.

Inquiries: Disabled People’s Consultancy Subsection, Community Welfare Section, Health and Welfare Department (ext. 2656)

General Disabled Allowance and Special Disabled Allowance

 The allowances can be received, depending on the class stipulated in the Handbook for the Mentally Disabled or the Handbook for the Physically Disabled (including brain paralysis and progressive muscular atrophy). Income and other restrictions apply.

Inquiries: Disabled People’s Welfare Subsection, Community Welfare Section, Health and Welfare Department (ext. 2619)

Allowance for Patients of Specially-designated Illnesses (Incurable diseases)

 Mitaka City offers a monthly allowance of ¥10,000 for people who have an incurable disease designated by the city. Those who are receiving the General Disabled Allowance or Special Disabled Allowance cannot receive this allowance at the same time.

Inquiries: Disabled People’s Welfare Subsection, Community Welfare Section, Health and Welfare Department (ext. 2619)

Lodging Subsidy

 The city offers a subsidy of ¥3,000 once a year to citizens who are 70 years of age or older for their lodging expenses. The subsidy will be extended when they stay at a municipal resort facility (Hakone Mitaka Resort House or Kawakamigo Nature Village) or a Japanese inn that has a contract with the city. Please apply at the Senior Citizen’s Support Section prior to taking the trip.

Inquiries: Senior Citizen’s Support Section, Health and Welfare Department (ext. 2627)

Free Bathing Service

 The city offers up to 30 admission tickets (per year) good for public baths in the city to citizens who are 65 years of age or older and belong to a household that do not pay citizen’s tax.

Inquiries: Senior Citizen’s Support Section, Health and Welfare Department (ext. 2626)

Tokyo Metropolitan Silver Pass Program

 By completing application procedures, all persons who are residents of the metropolitan area and who are 70 years of age or older are issued a Tokyo Metropolitan Silver Pass with which they can ride the metropolitan buses, subways, and streetcars, and private buses in the metropolitan area. (There is a fee.)

Inquiries: Tokyo Bus Association (Tel: 03-5308-6950)

Mitaka Volunteer Center

 This is a facility that helps reinforce mutual cooperation among volunteers and volunteer groups, and promotes resident volunteer programs.

Inquiries: Mitaka Volunteer Center (Tel: 0422-76-1271)

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Mitaka Municipal Office 1-1, Nozaki 1-chome, Mitaka City, 181-8555, Tokyo Tel:0422-45-1151(Main Switchboard) Access Mitaka City Office

Hours:Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Closed:national holidays and during the December29 through January3)