Deaf woman sues pension agency for not getting basic disability pension

A deaf-born woman (62) from Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture near Kyoto filed a case at the Kobe District Court against the Social Pension Agency under the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor on May 18, 2009.

Because her hearing impairment was not able to prove when she was 20 years old, she was not eligible for the basic disability pension, which is unjustified, according to her claim.

She wants the government to cancel the order in order to get the pension.

The woman says that she has not known the pension system for 40 years due to her disability.

When she was applying, the diagnosis and treatment record at the time of 20 years old required by the national pension law, has been discarded.

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