THE Federal Savings Bank starts paying, this Tuesday (9), the gas voucher. Each family registered in the Brazil aid will receive, bimonthly, 100% of the value of the national average of the cylinder of 13 kilos. With this, the benefit will be R$ 110.
According to Caixa, the payment will be destined to more than 5.6 million beneficiary families. Payments will be made in August, October and December. From 2023, the share will again represent 50% of the average price of the cylinder.
According to the latest price survey by the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP), 13 kilos of LPG, the traditional cooking gas, is costing, on average, R$111.75.
For Sergio Bandeira de Mello, president of the National Union of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Distributors (Sindgás), the value of the aid is in line with the average consumption of Brazilian families.
“The value is used based on the national average and taking into account that a gas cylinder lasts an average of 60 days in Brazilian homes. In some markets, the amount will be more than necessary and in others it will be less, and in some homes, the bimonthly payment will be more than necessary and in others it may be little. But yes, on average, the value meets and is perfectly dimensioned”, points out the president of the union.
Data from the 2019 PNAD, released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) show that the 13 kg cylinder lasts, on average, 60 days and can prepare more than 325 dishes of food. Considering the value of the minimum wage (R$ 1,212) as a base, the monthly cost of gas would be equivalent to 9.2% of income.
The average price of the cylinder, according to Sindgás, increased by 60.8%, going from R$69.96 to R$112.55 between 2020 and 2022. Also according to the union, the biggest increase in the composition was regarding production costs, which rose 112% between July 2020 and July this year, for example.
Who can receive the gas voucher?
Those who are included in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the federal government with monthly per capita income equal to or less than half a minimum wage.
Families with at least one member receiving the Continuous Cash Benefit (BPC).
Women victims of domestic violence who are monitored by protective measures will have preference to join and receive the benefit, as well as female heads of household.
How will be the payment?
Payments will be made in even months and using the same cards and passwords as Auxílio Brasil. They can also be withdrawn at lottery, self-service terminals and Caixa Aqui banking correspondents. The benefit can still be accessed through digital savings, created for the payment of emergency aid and operated by the Caixa Tem app.
Source: CNN Brasil