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The Supreme Court on Monday quashed a 2010 ruling by the Fukuoka High Court that faulted the government’s decision to abolish additional benefits for elderly people on welfare and sent it back to the high court.

The high court’s ruling was the only one among nine similar lawsuits that favored beneficiaries 70 and above who have been challenging benefit cuts taken by local authorities based on the government’s decision to end the additional benefit payment system.

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