Families with Children Can Receive Rice or Groceries

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In order to help reduce household expenses, Osaka Prefecture is supporting families with children under 18 and pregnant women. Eligible citizens can get ¥5,000 worth of either rice or groceries.
◆Intended for:
Those who live in Osaka Prefecture when applying, and meet the following conditions.
※Residents who moved into Osaka after April 1, 2023 are not eligible.
(1) Children who were born after April 2, 2004
(2) Women who are pregnant when applying (Mother and Child Health Handbook, “Boshi Kenko Techo” is required to prove their pregnancy as of Mar. 31, 2023.)
※Families with more than 2 children need the application for each child.
◆Can receive:
¥5,000 worth of a digital rice coupon, “region PAY application, Rice PAY Osaka (Okome PAY Osaka)” or groceries chosen from the project web catalog.
※There are different kinds of groceries. Please check the catalog on the website. (https://osaka-kodomoshien.com)
◆How to apply:
(1) Apply on the website by Fri., Jun. 30, 2023.
Fill out the pre-application page on the website, and you will receive an e-mail with the application URL. Please apply on the notified website within 24 hours after you receive the e-mail.
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※You will need to upload an ID card image or other documents to verify the names, birth dates, and addresses of both the applicant and/or the eligible child. Adequate documents include “My Number Card” (the front side only), a Health Insurance Card, a Driver’s License, a Resident Card, a certified copy of Residence Registration (without “My Number”), Mother and Child Health Handbook, “Boshi Kenko Techo” (the front cover only), etc.
※If you are unable to apply online, please contact the call center below. You can apply for the non-digital rice coupon.
For details: Call Center for Osaka Prefecture Children’s Food Expense Support Project (Osaka-fu Kodomo Shokuhi Shien Jigyo)
TEL: 0120-479-208
9:00-18:00 Mon. through Fri.
(Unavailable on Sat., Sun. and National Holidays)
(2) The application will be checked by Osaka Prefecture, and the coupon ID will be provided by e-mail after their decision.
(3) Visit the website by Aug. 31, 2023 with your coupon ID, and choose the groceries you would like from the web catalog or get the digital rice coupon, “Rice PAY Osaka”, charged on your cell phone. Please check the list of the stores on the website where you can use the coupon.
For details: Childcare Support Division (Kosodate Shien-shitsu)
TEL: 072-724-6738 FAX: 072-721-9907
e-mail: kodomo@maple.city.minoh.lg.jp

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