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Old 07-20-2014, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Interesting ruling it doesn't prevent foreigners from getting welfare just says they have no recourse if they are denied.

Welfare ruling stuns foreigners | The Japan Times

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Friday’s landmark decision by the Supreme Court that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not entitled to welfare benefits will discourage more municipalities than ever from doling out such aid amid ballooning public assistance expenditures, experts said Saturday.

Responding to a lawsuit filed by an 82-year-old Chinese resident of Oita, the top court stated in the first ruling of its kind that, legally speaking, permanent foreign residents don’t qualify for public assistance because they aren’t considered Japanese nationals.

The ruling is significant in that it finally clarifies whether permanent residents are eligible to claim welfare. For years, municipalities have been distributing welfare payments to financially needy foreigners with permanent or long-term residency status, including the spouses of Japanese and migrant workers from Brazil.

Municipalities have been granting aid at their own discretion after being advised to do so from a “humanitarian” point of view by the central government in 1954. But that never meant foreigners actually qualified for the aid like Japanese. Although they could apply for it, they had no recourse if turned down, because the way the municipalities see it, welfare payments had never been foreigners’ legal right to claim.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Step in the right direction. Next they should come to terms with the fact that citizen or not, no one is entitled to someone elses money.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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That just seems like common sense to me.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:19 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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It sounds about right.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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We need a similar ruling here.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:50 PM
 
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aah oo... the welfare people be crashing our borders now. The land of the "free".
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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Interesting ruling it doesn't prevent foreigners from getting welfare just says they have no recourse if they are denied.

Welfare ruling stuns foreigners | The Japan Times
EdwardA, you might not want to move there after all...
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
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The good news is that Japan is not a politically correct nation. This beautiful country (America) has been ruined by political correctness and liberals.
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Suffolk, Va
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wow. none of you really understand the differences between the US and Japan, a nation of islands with limited space and resources. a almost completely homogeneous country. really? really?

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Old 07-20-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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They don't even have a border...it's a fairly impenetrable country relatively speaking.

So really, what are we talking about here...2 people?
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