Matapos ang siyam na buwan ng pagdadalang tao, anu-ano ba ang mga dapat pang gawin ng isang babae builang bahagi ng pagsunod sa mga tagubilin ng pamahalaan na may kaugnayan sa mga batas patungkol sa pregnancy and birth in Japan? Ating ipagpatuloy ang makabuluhang pagtuklas sa isyung ito.
Registration after Delivery
Matapos ang matiwasay na panganganak, you need to obtain a birth certificate from your attending physician. After which, you have submit this to a local ward office nearest you within two weeks. If the child’s parents are not Japanese citizens, you must proceed to the embassies or consulate of the parent who is not a natural born citizen of Japan.
To legalize everything, there’s a need for you to register the birth of your child within two weeks at your nearest local ward. To apply for a visa, you are lawfully required to do so if the baby’s parents are both non-Japanese citizens. Of course, you must also apply for an alien registration card for your child at your local branch office of your designated ward office.
Cost and Health Insurance
Sa bansang ito, hindi saklaw ng public health insurance system ang may kaugnayan sa pagbubuntis at panganganak, Subalit kung ikaw ay sakop ng Japanese health insurance, you are entitled to claim a lump sum amount of 380,000 yen. Likewise, delivery fees are very different from one medical institution to another. In the face of financial difficulties, you might be luckier enough for a discounted or free delivery as prescribed by Japanese laws. To qualify, an applicant must be able to prove that she/he is receiving some welfare benefits.
Moreover, this type of health insurance include those who are not paying their residential tax. Meanwhile, foreigners are in the same way ELIGIBLE to avail of this very rewarding medical benefit. Thus, your STATUS OF RESIDENCE does not affect the said privilege at all. All you need to do is to apply at your nearest local welfare office before your expected delivery date.
Ang comprehensive healthcare na isang bansa ay hindi isang pribilehiyo, kundi karapatan ng bawat mamamayan na nagbabayad ng kaukulang buwis upang matamasa ang ginhawang dulot nito, sa panahong ang isang tao ay higit na mangailangan ng mga social services tulad ng pregnancy and birth benefits na tulad sa bansang Japan.
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