You must submit the report every year in your birth month to help us make sure your eligibility has not changed. Please note that unless we receive your report, we cannot confirm your eligibility and your pension payment will be suspended until we receive one from you.
If your resident information is registered under your resident registry code to the national network system called "Basic Resident Registration Network", you need not to return your annual reporting to the JPS. From December 2008 the JPS have access to your information via the Network to confirm about your benefits eligibility.
You will receive your report form around the beginning of your birth month every year. You need to fill in your name, address, date of birth and other necessary information. Your completed form must be returned to JPS Headquarters by the end of the month.
[Note] If the form does not reach you by the middle of your birth month, please contact JPS Branch Office, or your municipal office. The reason could be changes in your name or address.
We do not send you the form if your reporting is not needed in the following cases:
The entitlement of the benefit terminates when the pensioner dies. The deceased person's survivor needs to submit the report to your nearest JPS Branch Office or Pension Consultation Center.
You need to attach the deceased person's Pension Handbook and other documents of evidence such as a certified extract copy of your Family Registry, medical certification on death issued by a medical doctor. If you fail to submit the report, the pension due the deceased person may be overpaid and the overpayment must be recovered.
The pension benefit is paid for the month of the pensioner's death. When a pensioner dies, his/her survivor can claim for the pension due the deceased person.
To claim the unpaid pension, you need to file "Claim for the Unpaid Pension / Insurance Benefit (MISHIKYU SEIKYU)" at your nearest JPS Branch Office or PCC.You need to attach the documents of evidence such as a certified copy of the deceased person's Family Registry, and any documents to prove that you were living in the same household and sharing the living with the deceased person at the time of death.
The range of eligible survivors covers the deceased person’s spouse, child(ren), parent(s), grandchild(ren), and grandparent(s), or sister(s)/brother(s) and relative(s) within the third degree of consanguinity (note) who was/were living in the same household and sharing the living at the time of death of the person who had been receiving pension benefits. Priority is given to claimants in the same order.
Note: A relative within the third degree of consanguinity
The spouse of a child or a parent of the spouse (first degree of consanguinity)
The spouse of a grandchild, spouse of a sibling, sibling of the spouse, or grandparent of the spouse (second degree of consanguinity)
A great-grandchild, great-grandparent, spouse of a great-grandchild, nephew, niece, aunt, uncle, spouse of a nephew or niece, spouse of an aunt or uncle, great-grandparent of the spouse, nephew or niece of the spouse, or an aunt or uncle of the spouse (third degree of consanguinity)