January-born workers can withdraw emergency aid

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Informal workers enrolled in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico) born in January can withdraw, as of this Monday (1), the seventh installment of the 2021 emergency aid. The money was deposited in the digital savings accounts of Federal Savings Bank on October 20th.

Resources can also be transferred to a checking account at no cost to the user. Until now, they could only be operated through the Caixa Tem application, which allows the payment of domestic bills (water, electricity, telephone and gas), bills, purchases in virtual stores or purchases with the QR code (advanced version of the bars) in machines of partner establishments.

In case of doubts, Caixa’s 111 telephone exchange is open from Monday to Sunday, from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. In addition, the beneficiary can consult the site auxilio.caixa.gov.br.

Emergency aid was created in April of last year by the federal government to assist vulnerable people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. It was paid in five installments of R$600 or R$1,200 to single-parent mothers and then extended until December 31, 2020 in up to four installments of R$300 or R$600 each.

This year, the payment round had seven installments from R$150 to R$375, depending on the profile: families, in general, received R$250; the single-parent family, headed by a woman, received R$375; and people who live alone received R$150.


Under the established rules, the aid was paid to families with a total monthly income of up to three minimum wages, provided that the income per person is less than half the minimum wage. The beneficiary had to have been considered eligible by December 2020, as there was no new application phase.

For whoever receives the family allowance, the most advantageous value rule continued to apply, whether the portion paid in the social program or the emergency aid.

The program would end with the fourth installment, deposited in July and withdrawn in August, but it was extended until October, with the same amounts for the benefit.

A Brazil Agency has developed a Q&A guide on emergency assistance. Among the doubts that the beneficiary can answer are the criteria for receiving the benefit, the regularization of the CPF and the tie-breaking criteria within the same family to have access to the aid.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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