NIA guarantee health care of pregnant women with no Taiwan citizenship
【NIA Global News】／translated by Amy Hsieh
On January 4, 2020, the New Migrant Development Fund issued a revision of “New Immigrant Financial Aid.”
The government is trying to fulfill family care service for new immigrant women. Starting from today, if new immigrant women have financial need due to pregnancy and childbirth, the government will provide financial aid to reduce financial burden.
The government hopes to assist new immigrants who do not have National Health Insurance since they do not have a resident identity card yet.
The National Immigration Agency (NIA) points out, the New Migrant Development Fund provides emergency financial aid in order to ensure medical rights of pregnant new immigrants who hasn’t received a Taiwan citizenship yet.
Assessed by the doctor and proven that medical expenses are incurred due to pregnancy and childbirth, new immigrant families that have financial difficulties, and need help can apply to the fund for assistance after evaluation are made from each local government.
NIA suggests, for those who need help, beside reaching out to village (town, city, district) offices for assistant, people can also inquire the New Immigrant Family Service Center of each municipality, county (city) government.
The government is willing to help new immigrant families overcome difficulties, stabilizing their family and insure new immigrant health rights.