Today was nenkin sign up day for me

Discussion in 'Japan Practical' started by musicisgood, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. musicisgood

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    My Japanese Pension Service informed me today after I submitted all the paper work that my yearly amount would be. This is paid every other month. I'm on the KOKOMIN type of nenkin.
    I will be deducted old age care called kaigo nen starting next April.
    We had other members here post about nenkin but this is my actual story. I've paid into for some time. How many years, not sure. The last amount I was paying monthly of \14800 and when I first started it might have been around \10000 or there about per month.
    The benefit of paying into the Japanese Pension Service is when you are 65 years of age you get some kind of care if you become disable. I don't know anything about it other then it is called kaigo nen. I think it will cost about \6000 per month starting next April. So my actual payment received will actually be less then what I've been paying into the pension plan.
    Luckily I get US social security, which too is small since I haven't paid into it since 93.
    But anyway, I just want to let you all know that for Kokomin payout, you actually won't know what you'll get until on your 65th birthday after submitting all the paper work.
    So there you have it. Someone here said the amounts do vary, which in fact they do, my wife gets a few more yen then me.
    Now I understand why I see 70, 80 year olders and beyond still working. They probably are in the same position as I.
    For those of you collecting a Japanese pension, would you like to share your story here.
     
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  2. musicisgood

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    Also note that when you get your appointment, bring all your passports with you. You'll get a notice when to apply about 2 or 3 months before your 65th birthday.
    If for some reason that you gave up your resident card over the years you've been in and out of Japan, this will show up on the Japanese Pension papers and you'll need your passports and also an explanation as to why.
    Once the paper work is submitted it then go through another channel for approval, this takes 2 or 3 months. If approved, you'll get some kind of certificate from the city office, after that then one can expect to get their pension.
    The appointment can last from one hour to maybe 2.5 hours. It is very time consuming, but the service people do most of all the talking.
     
  3. Mike Cash

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    Did a lot of it sound like something they had memorized?
     
  4. musicisgood

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    I guess they go step by step with some kind of check list. The wife told me that her interview took over 2 hours long. Not sure why, maybe because she lived in America for quite some time.

    Anyway, the real benefit is not the amount that I get for kokomin nenkin, its the old age health care service that people come to your home to assist one with their medical needs.
    It is probably something like what the US has. My mother has that type of service. Don't know what it is called though.
     

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