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Last updated date:Friday, 3 15 2013

Annual Reporting in Your Birth Month- GENKYO TODOKE

In order to allow us continuously and correctly pay your pension benefits, you must submit "Annual Reporting on Pensioner's Eligibility Status" (NENKIN JUKYUSHA GENKYO TODOKE) to the Japan Pension Service (JPS) Headquarters in Tokyo within your birth month every year.

If you fail to submit the report, your pension payment will be suspended.

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.

The Basic Resident Registration Network System reports for 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.

The JPS Headquarters sends you the form "Annual Reporting on Pensioner's Eligibility Status" to you.

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:

  1. There is not a full one year from your first pension entitlement date (you can find the date on your Pension Certificate), till the last day of your next birth month.
  2. Payment of your total pension benefit is stopped.
  3. There is not a full one year since the day your stopped benefits starts to be paid again, till the last day of your next birth month. (Except for the case that your benefit is stopped because you are a working beneficiary; when you retire or when your remuneration reduces, you need to report us for your stopped payment to start)

Reporting When a Pensioner Dies- SHIBO TODOKE

You need to submit "Report on Pensioner's Death" (SHIBO TODOKE)" when the pensioner dies. (SHIBO TODOKE form is included in the claim form for unpaid pension.)

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.

Claim of Pension Benefits Due a Deceased Person- MISHIKYU SEIKYU

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 are the deceased person's spouse, child(ren), parent(s), grandchild(ren), grandparent(s), or the sister(s)/brother(s), who was/were living in the same household and sharing the living at the time of death. The priority is given to the claimant in the same order.

Reporting Other Changes(name,bank,account)

To report other changes such as your name, address, bank account for your direct deposit, you may refer to our website "Reporting changes" or contact your nearest JPS Branch Office.