Brazil Aid starts to be paid on Tuesday
Resources exceed BRL 7.1 billion
Published in 18/01/2022 - 13:13 By Agência Brasil - Brasília
Updated in 18/01/2022 - 13:11
Brazil public bank Caixa Econômica Federal begins to pay this Tuesday (Jan. 18) the third installment of the Brazil Aid social program (Auxílio Brasil) to families registered in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico), with the Social Identification Number (NIS) ending in 1, and on Wednesday (Jan. 19), to beneficiary families with NIS ending in 2.
The third installment will include 3 million families, increasing the total number of beneficiary families to 17.5 million. Each one of them will receive a minimum transfer of BRL 400 ($ 72 dollars). According to the Ministry of Citizenship, the total investment for such payments exceeds BRL 7.1 billion ($ 1.2 billion dollars)
The Gas Aid also begins to be paid today (Jan. 18) to families registered in CadÚnico, with the NIS ending in 1, and follows the same regular payment schedule as Brazil Aid.
The social program shall have a duration of five years, and help 5.5 million low-income families, until the end of 2026, to purchase cooking gas at 50% of the average price of a 13-kilogram-cylinder every two months. Currently, the installment is equivalent to BRL 56 ($ 10 dollars).
About 108,300 families from municipalities in the north of Minas Gerais and south of Bahia states, affected by the floods in December, began to receive Gas Aid last month.
For this year, Gas Aid has a budget of BRL 1.9 billion ($ 345 dollars). Only those who are included in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico) and have at least one family member registered in Benefício de Prestação Continuada – BPC - can be part of the program. The BPC is another social program from the federal government that pays a minimum wage per month to people over 65 years old or disabled people of any age.
According to the law that created the program, the Gas Aid is to be granted preferably to families with women responsible for the household, and women victims of domestic violence.
Translation: Mário Nunes - Edition: Kleber Sampaio