He spoke about it at a news conference that was held at Yoshimoto Kogyo co.( "that was BEING held" is better? What's the difference?) He admitted his mother receiving welfare benefits, and deeply apologized about it. He said he was too naive in his way of thinking.
According to him, his mother started to receive the benefit 14 to 15 years ago since she became unable to work due to illness.As his salary was less than one million yen, he couldn't t support her. Then he had been consulting with welfare office. He believed that there was no problem with his mother receiving them, because the office admitted this.
Since he took off his career, he started give an allowance to his mother about five years ago.
The he increased the allowance recently, but his mother still receive the benefits.
Under Japan's civil law, direct relatives have a duty to support family members. Also the annual income of the applicant's need to be handed out to the municipality when an application for the benefits is submitted.
Following the scandal, a lawmaker asked the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry to start an investigation.
Komoto's story is just a tip of ice burg.
I think lots of people receive the benefits illegally, but only a few people were pointed out and retuen the benefits they had received to the municipality.
The biggest problem is that there is no clear criteria for applying for the benefits.
For example, there are two people applying for them.
Please have a look at below.
A: 60-year-old-woman, no saving and her own house---because she is extravagant---Her husband has already passed away.
B: 60-year -old-woman. She has her own house. Since her husband has been sick for many years, he can't work now.
In this case, I guess A will be approved to receive the benefits, but B won't, because one of criteria is whether the applicant has his/her own house. n Komoto's mothers case, she lives in a house which is under her son's name.This means that she doesn't have her own house. When she applied for the benefits, she couldn't work and her son's salary wasn't enough to support her.
These are important points.
That means( "This means" is better?) the welfare office doesn't do a follow-up survey for the amount income of the applicants after that.I think government is lazy. I think government need to improve the ambiguous criteria, and do a follow-up. Otherwise the number of people taking advantage of the benefits are increasing.
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One of famous comedians from Japan, Junich Komoto apologized for his mother receiving welfare benefits after his career took off. He spoke about it at a news conference that was held at Yoshimoto Kogyo co.( "that was BEING held" is better? What's the difference?) He admitted his mother receiving