Notice to Families of Former Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Patients -Compensation Program Details-

2024/3/27

Compensation is to be paid to eligible family members of former Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) patients in accordance with the Act on the Payment of Compensation to Families of Former Hansen's Disease (Leprosy) Patients (Law No.55 of 2019). Claims must be lodged by November 21, 2024 and the claim form must be written in Japanese. Those who resided in Taiwan, Korea and the islands in the South Seas (Nanyo Gunto) and contracted leprosy before August 15, 1945 are also eligible. Please refer to the following website of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for further details of the program.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/kenkou/hansen/index_00013.html