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Video Materials on Depression and a Breakdown of Expenditures for Japanese Living Alone in Relative Poverty

The amount of disability pension benefits (monthly) in US dollars

In the previous article, I explained that since September 1, 2016, the mentally disabled living alone in Japan are hit with the “double whammy.” Their own mental illness (existing difficulty) Relative Poverty (due to cutoff of disability pensions) On … Continue reading Video Materials on Depression and a Breakdown of Expenditures for Japanese Living Alone in Relative Poverty

What Is This Thing Called Relative Poverty? Save the Mentally Disabled Living Alone in Japan From It

The second page of the medical certificate

From the spring of 2017, I began to suffer from poverty. Around that time, my application for disability pension was denied. Since September 1, 2016, the mentally disabled living alone in Japan have fallen into poverty one after another in the same m … Continue reading What Is This Thing Called Relative Poverty? Save the Mentally Disabled Living Alone in Japan From It

Since September 2016, It Has Become Severely Difficult to Receive a Disability Pension for Only the Mentally Disabled in Japan

Awareness of disability

One day in November 2016, my depression has flared up. This forced me to retire from work. I was suffering from a serious sleep disorder. For example, I went to bed at 23: 00 and woke up at 24: 00. The very short sleep led to a serious sleep deprivat … Continue reading Since September 2016, It Has Become Severely Difficult to Receive a Disability Pension for Only the Mentally Disabled in Japan