Such measures aim to guarantee the livelihood of Brazilian families and keep the economy moving during the worst moment of the country’s pandemic. Check the status of each of these benefits below.
The Federal Government authorized a new round of emergency aid payments in 2021. The benefit was created last year to support informal workers, the unemployed and the low-income population during the crisis. However, the program has undergone some changes this year, as the payment budget has been reduced.
The value of the installments of the emergency aid 2021 will be R $ 150, R $ 250 or R $ 375, depending on the family composition. The number of people assisted by the program will also be reduced: only those enrolled in the website or application and in the CadÚnico who received the aid in 2020 and remain eligible will be entitled to the benefit, according to the new criteria defined by the government.
Although the official calendar has not yet been released, payments for the new round of emergency aid are due to begin in the early days of April. For beneficiaries that are part of Bolsa Família, payments will continue to be made according to the regular schedule of the program, in the last 10 working days of the month.
13th INSS salary
Another measure that will return in 2021 is the anticipation of the 13th salary of retirees and pensioners of the INSS. The government does not yet have a forecast of when the benefit will be released, but the expectation is that payments will be released in the first half of the year.
According to the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, the anticipation should inject R $ 50 billion into the Brazilian economy. Another advantage is that the government will not have additional expenses, since the payments are already foreseen in the annual budget. The details of the anticipation of the 13th INSS salary should be released in the first half of April.
The worsening of the pandemic in Brazil also resulted in the return of BEm, a benefit paid to workers who had their employment contract suspended or reduced working hours and wages during the pandemic.
In principle, the reissue of the program will take four months. The conditions for the 2021 program are expected to be announced in the coming days. Last year, around 20 million agreements were signed by the program, covering 9.8 million workers.
Also read: How do I know if I am on the list of approved emergency aid?
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