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Payment of lump-sum payment for childbirth

Final update date March 1, 2021

When a National Health Insurance member gives birth, a lump-sum childcare lump sum is paid.

Payment amount: 420,000 yen
<Note 1> If you are pregnant for more than 12 weeks, you will be paid for stillbirths and miscarriages.
<Note 2> If you give birth within 6 months after Retirement, you will receive a lump-sum childcare lump sum from employee health insurance from your previous member (however, if you have been working for the company for more than one year) ). Depending on employee health insurance may provide more additional benefits than National Health Insurance because it provides its own additional benefits. If you are eligible, please check with your employee health insurance City, please check with your previous member. (If paid by employee health insurance's National Health Insurance.

How to apply for lump-sum childcare lump sum

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1.Direct payment system

This is a system in which medical institutions, etc., perform the procedure for requesting and receiving lump-sum childbirth and childcare lump sums performed by the head of the household on behalf of the head of the household by performing contract procedures at the medical institution where the child is born. Since the lump-sum childbirth allowance is paid directly to medical institutions, payment of 420,000 yen (404,000 yen if not covered by the Obstetrics and Medical Care Compensation System) is not required at discharge.

IfInsurance and Pension Division of the ward office of your ward will be paid the difference from 420,000 yen if the childbirth cost is less than the lump-sum childcare lump sum (420,000 yen).

Please contact the medical institution directly to see if the medical institution that will give birth supports the direct payment system.

Required for application at the time of payment

  • insurance card
  • Maternal and Child Health Handbook
  • You can check your bankbook or transfer destination
  • Documents certifying childbirth expenses issued by medical institutions (receipts and statements)
  • Agreement document exchanged at medical institutions, etc. (with a statement stating "Use the direct payment system")

※private seal (one that uses vermilion in the name of the head of the household) is required to transfer to an account other than the head of the household.

2.Maternity and childcare lump-sum payment agency

If you are planning to give birth, create a nationally designated application form at a medical institution that implements a receiving agencyInsurance and Pension Division-designated application at a medical institution that implements the agency system for receiving births (applications must be notified to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare). This is a system in which a notification is made within two months before the expected date of delivery, and the receipt of a lump-
Under this commission, a lump-sum childbirth allowance will be paid from the insurer to medical institutions, etc. You do not need to pay at the time of discharge.

If the childbirth cost is less than the lump-sum childcare lump sum (420,000 yen), the difference from 420,000 yen will be paid.

Please contact the medical institution directly to see if the medical institution that will give birth supports the receiving agency system.

3.When applying directly to the ward office

Please note that the application for the lump-sum payment for childbirth and childcare will be effective two years from the day after the birth date, and the application for the payment of overseas medical expenses will be effective two years from the day after the full payment of the treatment fee.

For births in Japan

Please apply to your ward office Insurance and Pension Division with the following:

  • insurance card
  • Maternal and Child Health Handbook
  • You can check your bankbook or transfer destination
  • Documents certifying childbirth expenses issued by medical institutions (receipts and statements)
  • Agreement document exchanged at medical institutions, etc. (with a statement stating that "the direct payment system is not used")

※private seal (one that uses vermilion in the name of the head of the household) is required to transfer to an account other than the head of the household.

Overseas births

The person who gave birth has a Address, and it is requirement of payment that we take out National Health Insurance of Yokohama-shi on the day of delivery.
Please apply to your ward office Insurance and Pension Division with the following:

  • insurance card
  • You can check your bankbook or transfer destination
  • Letter of consent (available at the ward office)
  • Documents certifying the fact of giving birth (certificate of doctor, etc.). Please attach a Japanese translation. ) ※2
  • Original passport (passport) for those who have been treated

※1 private seal (one that uses vermilion in the name of the head of the household) is required to transfer to an account other than the head of the household.
※2 If you have already submitted a birth registration form has already been submitted and your child has already been listed in resident certificate.

※Attention※
If you have been abroad for a long time, you may not be eligible for National Health Insurance and may lose your qualification retroactively. It is eligible for temporary births during travel. If you give birth abroad, you may be asked to confirm the details of your application with a local medical institution. Please apply for a lump-sum payment for childbirth and childcare from an insured person overseas after returning to Japan. In addition, we do not transfer money from Yokohama to overseas.

Application for payment of overseas medical expenses

In case of childbirth, normal delivery is not covered by insurance, so you will have to pay at your own expense, but if you receive abnormal delivery such as cesarean section, a part of surgery expenses etc. will be covered by insurance medical treatment, so return to Japan You may be able to get a refund as an overseas medical treatment fee by applying to your ward office Insurance and Pension Division of your ward after receiving it.

For details on the documents and procedures required to apply for overseas medical expenses, please refer to the link “5. When you are treated at a medical institution due to illness or injury overseas”.

Announcement of Obstetrics and Medical Care Compensation System

This system is a compensation system for children with cerebral palsy that occurred in connection with delivery for more than 22 weeks of pregnancy, and is a system in which hospitals, clinics and midwifery so that pregnant women can give birth with peace of mind.
About medical institution subscribing to obstetric medical care compensation system, please confirm homepage (outside site) of obstetric medical care compensation system.

Inquiries regarding procedures

Please contact Insurance and Pension Division,National Health Insurance Section of your ward, please.

List of inquiries at each ward office Insurance and Pension Division National Health Insurance Section of inquiries
Inquiries by e-mailPhone number
Tsurumi Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-510-1810
Kanagawa Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-411-7126
Nishi Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-320-8427, 045-320-8428
Naka Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-224-8317, 045-224-8318
Minami Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-341-11228
Konan Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-847-8423
Hodogaya Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-334-6338
Asahi Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-954-6138
Isogo Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-750-2428
Kanazawa Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-788-7838, 045-788-7839
Kohoku Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-540-2351
Midori Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-930-234444
Aoba Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-978-23337
Tsuzuki Ward   National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-948-2336, 045-948-2337
Totsuka Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-8686-8450
Sakae Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-894-8426
Izumi Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-800-2425, 045-800-2426, 045-800-2427
Seya Ward National Health Insurance Section, Insurance and Pension Division045-367-5727, 045-367-5728

Inquiries to this page

Insurance and Pension Division, Health and Social Welfare Bureau Life and Welfare Department

Telephone: 045-671-2424

Telephone: 045-671-2424

Fax: 045-664-0403 (Please contact the above ward office for inquiries regarding procedures)

Email address: [email protected]

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