E Minamata disease Q&A

3. Countermeasures

Q3: What compensation has been provided for the patients with Minamata disease?

A3: Compensation including payment of medical expenses has been provided.

When people are legally certified as Minamata disease patients, they are paid a lump sum of money, a pension, medical expenses, medical allowance, and the cost of care, etc.
For those with applicable conditions such as sensory disorders and who had taken a lot of marine products, allowances are provided to cover medical care expenses under the Comprehensive Measures.