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Childcare coupons for 2 million households with children

  • Date : 2020-05-07
  • Hit : 1445

As of Apr 1, 2020-Revitalize Local Economies↑Reduce Burden of Childcare ↓“Childcare coupons” for 2 million households with children!

What are ‘childcare coupons’? A government-funded emergency aid program that provides vouchers worth KRW 400,000 per child to households with children aged less than 7 years, to help address challenges caused by the COVID-19 outbreak * Reflected in the supplementary budget for COVID-19 response passed by the National Assembly on Mar 17 (KRW 153.9 billion)

Eligible recipients

Eligible recipients

Approximately 2 million households housing 2.63 million children who received child benefits at the end of March

Payment method

Paid in the form of e-vouchers, local e-currency (mobile or card), paper vouchers (local community voucher etc.)

Payment form and method: ① E-vouchers (195 regions)

Form : Points issued to the government benefits card currently used by the recipients(I-Haengbok Card, Kookmin Haengbok Card)

Use:Businesses in the city/province of the recipient’s residence * With the exception of some businesses such as department stores, large supermarkets, e-commerce websites, adult entertainment establishments, etc.

Date of Payment:April

Application Procedure:Points are issued automatically, in-person application not necessary * Recipients of e-vouchers to be notified separately via text messages, etc.

Those with two or more cards:Issued to the recently used card* * Can be changed at the Bokjiro website or resident support centers (Apr 6-10)

Those without a government benefits card: Apply for a gift card at the Bokjiro website or resident support centers (Apr 6-) * Delivered to the address in the application form at end of April

Payment form and method: ② Local e-currency (9 regions)

Form :E-currency issued by local government in the form of a card or app

Use:Businesses in the Si, Gun or Gu of the recipient’s residence

Date of Payment:Dates may vary between local governments

Application Procedure:Online application or in-person application at resident support centers * Application methods and dates of payment may differ between local government, and will be notified to recipients upon application

Payment form and method: ③ Paper vouchers (25 regions)

Form :Regional sarang paper vouchers

Use:Businesses in the Si, Gun or Gu of the recipient’s residence

Date of Payment:Dates may vary between local governments

Application Procedure:Visit the resident support center to verify identity and submit application to receive the regional sarang voucher

We hope the childcare coupons will help alleviate the economic burden of households with children while revitalizing local economies for small business owners affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. Please check with your resident support center to find out how to receive the childcare couponsin your region!

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