Caixa Econômica Federal completes the payment of the March installment of the new Bolsa Família. This Friday (31) they receive beneficiaries with a Social Registration Number (NIS) ending in 0.
This is the first installment with an additional R$150 for families with children up to 6 years old. The minimum value corresponds to R$ 600, but with the new additional benefit the average value rises to R$ 669.93.
According to the Ministry of Development and Social Assistance, this month the federal government’s income transfer program will reach 21.1 million families, with an expenditure of R$ 14 billion.
With the review of the registry, which eliminated mainly families consisting of a single person, 1.48 million beneficiaries were excluded from Bolsa Família and 694.2 thousand families included, of which 335.7 thousand with children up to 6 years old.
Since the beginning of the year, the social program has been renamed Bolsa Família. The minimum amount of BRL 600 was guaranteed after the approval of the Constitutional Amendment of the Transition, which allowed the use of up to BRL 145 billion outside the spending ceiling this year, of which BRL 70 billion is destined to fund the benefit.
The payment of the additional BRL 150 only started this month, after the government combed the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico), in order to eliminate fraud. In June, the payment of an additional R$ 50 will begin per pregnant woman, per child aged 7 to 12 years and per adolescent aged 12 to 18 years.
In the traditional Bolsa Família model, payment takes place in the last ten business days of each month. The beneficiary will be able to consult information about payment dates, the amount of the benefit and the composition of the installments in the Caixa Tem application, used to monitor the bank’s digital savings accounts.
This month there will be no payment of Gas Aid, which benefits families enrolled in CadÚnico. As the benefit is only granted every two months, the payment will return in April.
You can only receive the Gas Allowance if you are included in the CadÚnico and have at least one family member who receives the Continued Provision Benefit (BPC). The law that created the program defined that the woman responsible for the family will have preference, as well as women victims of domestic violence.