Chiba Prefecture announced on May 27 that it made a mistake written in the classification of a physically handicapped persons' card.
The prefecture issued the card incorrectly indicated to be a second category to the Deaf child who has been classified as the 3rd class which should be the "first category" by which the railroad fare of the care worker of attendance, etc. are discounted.
Since the parent of the Deaf child was not able to receive an original discount, the prefecture paid her 51,590 yen of a difference.
The prefecture welfare division for persons with disabilities will investigate other about 1,000 applications, too.