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Japan Times

Welfare benefits will be slashed by ¥74 billion over a three-year period starting from fiscal 2013, after a government panel found that some people are making more on the dole than the average low-income person who is not spends on living costs, it was learned Sunday.

The decision to lower standard benefit payments by 6.5 percent was made by welfare minister Norihisa Tamura and Finance Minister Taro Aso. The reduction will hit in August.

Since the standard benefit payment provides the basis for determining other levels of public assistance, such as subsidies for school expenses, reducing it may also affect low-income earners even if they are not on welfare.

Tamura said after the meeting that he will implement the measures so the decision does not adversely affect such earners.

The actual amount doled out per household will be slashed by a maximum of 10 percent from the current level, which is based on age, number of family members and area of residence.

Welfare recipients hit a record high of 2.14 million in October 2012 and the state budget for benefits, including medical assistance, stood at around ¥2.8 trillion for fiscal 2012 ending in March.


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  1. sig94

    January 28th, 2013

    I still think those two nukes really screwed their minds up; watching anime porn and screwing themselves silly with ‘fem bots bear witness to that. Nonetheless, we need our own Rice Bowl Reduction Act. Time to use those free Obama phones to find a job.

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  2. Doc

    January 28th, 2013

    Holy Shit, could you imagine what would happen here if the obama voting gimme free shit ghetto rats ever got their welfare wacked? It be war all up in this bitch!

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  3. Alxandro

    January 28th, 2013

    I had no idea welfare even existed in Japan.

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  4. RosalindJ

    January 28th, 2013

    I didn’t either. Never thought about it much, as Japan has seemed such a stable society in the last 50 years or so. Can we import Tamura and Aso?

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