Multicultural Family Support
Support Programs for Multicultural Families
The support is provided to multicultural families and immigrants by marriage who fall under either of the following categories:
- 1A family comprising an immigrant spouse and a person who has acquired the nationality of the Republic of Korea under the “Framework Act on Treatment of Foreigners Residing in the Republic of Korea”;
- 2A family comprising persons who have acquired the nationality of the Republic of Korea under the “Nationality Act”.
Details of support
- 1The systematic education of Korean language is provided for each level of proficiency to help beneficiaries understand Korean culture.
- 2The following educations are provided either collectively or through visits for multicultural families:
- Education for the members of multicultural families to learn their roles within the family and have an improved understanding of the family culture;
- Education to enhance the family relations suitable for each beneficiary by subdividing family components into the whole family, each spouse, husband and wife, child, etc.;
- Parent education for an immigrant by marriage having difficulty with raising his/her child(ren) due to cultural and language gaps;
- Help to children of multicultural families with low academic achievement who are having difficulty with his/her personal, emotional, and social development.
- 3Counseling services are provided to promote improved relationships between spouses, parents and their children, and siblings, defuse family conflicts, and enhance family health.
- 4Supports are provided from the NANUM volunteer group from multicultural families, self-help organizations of multicultural families, etc.
- 5Educations are provided through employment-linked prep programs in consideration of the regional characteristics and the demand by immigrants by marriage for the participation of multicultural families in the economic activities.
- 6Service provision systems are built and service providers are linked for an integrated, systematic, and efficient implementation of multicultural family support programs within the community.
How to apply
Please contact the service provider that has been consigned with the related government program, including the Multicultural Family Support Center, for inquiries and then file your application.
Child Care Benefits for Multicultural Families
Child care benefits are provided for preschool children aged between 0 and 5 from multicultural families.
The corresponding benefits are provided for all children irrespective of their guardians’ income.
A child born between an immigrant by marriage of multicultural families (including those who have reported for recognition or who have obtained a permission for naturalization) and a person who has obtained a Korean nationality is eligible to apply irrespective as to whether he/she resides in the same household with his/her parents.
Children who fall within the following category may be allowed to receive benefits by special exception.
A child born out of a relationship with the applicant’s former wife/husband, rather than that between an immigrant by marriage of multicultural families (including those who have reported for recognition or who have obtained a permission for naturalization) and a person who has obtained a Korean nationality, may receive benefits, if the child shares livelihood as a member of the same household with his/her parents.
※ However, the support will be limited to those who hold Korean nationality.
Child care benefits for children aged 5 or under may be provided again in the event where the school attendance of a school-age child (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011) becomes postponed.
Details of support
- Support details are as follows:
- Child aged 0: (All-day class) KRW 440,000 / (Customized class) KRW 344,000
- Child aged 1: (All-day class) KRW 388,000 / (Customized class) KRW 302,000
- Child aged 2: (All-day class) KRW 321,000 / (Customized class) KRW 250,000
- Child aged 3: KRW 220,000
- Child aged 4: KRW 220,000
- Child aged 5: KRW 220,000
How to apply
The child’s guardian should pay a visit to the eup/myeon office or the dong community service center to file an application for child care benefits.
- 1Initial consultation and service application
Consult with a staff at the eup/myeon/dong community service center, and then file an application
- 2Comprehensive screening of the applicant and verification
Si/gun/gu office verifies whether the applicant is eligible
- 3Service application
Apply at the si/gun/gu office for child care benefits