IV. Statistical tables (Table 7)

Table 7 Social Security Expenditure by institutional scheme, fiscal years 1997-2006
Table7 Social Security Expenditure by institutional scheme, fiscal years 1996-2005
Health and Medical Services for the Aged include public health measures (e.g., medical check-ups and counseling)
Family allowance includes income support for single parent families and for handicapped children.
Employment insurance, etc. includes unemployment benefits, etc. by both Employment Insurance and Seamen’s Insurance.
The applicable age group for the healthcare system for the elderly was raised by five years in October 2002, from the over-70s to the over-75s; thus it is necessary to bear in mind that the above figures for elderly healthcare benefits in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 differ in terms of their applicable age range. According to the “2006 National Medical Care Expenditure (Estimates) (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare),” the rate of increase in the national medical expenses for the over-75s rose by 0.5% in 2002, by 3.8% in 2003, by 5.7% in 2004, by 5.7% in 2005 and by 1.5% in 2006 (compared with each previous year).

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