Caixa Econômica Federal pays today (15) the August installment of Auxílio Brasil to beneficiaries with a Social Registration Number (NIS) ending in 5. This is the first installment with a minimum amount of R$ 600, which will remain in effect until December, as constitutional amendment promulgated in July by the National Congress.
The constitutional amendment also authorized the inclusion of 2.2 million families in Auxílio Brasil. With that, the total of beneficiaries served by the program rises to 20.2 million as of this month.
The beneficiary will be able to consult information on payment dates, benefit amount and composition of installments in two applications: Auxílio Brasil, developed for the social program, and Caixa Tem, used to monitor the bank’s digital savings accounts.
In January, the minimum amount of Auxílio Brasil will return to R$ 400, unless a new proposal to amend the Constitution is approved. Traditionally, Auxílio Brasil dates follow the Bolsa Família model, which paid on the last ten working days of the month. Nonetheless, concierge edited in early August anticipated the payment of the August installment for the period from 9 to 22 of this month.
The Auxílio Gás will also be paid today to families enrolled in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico), with final NIS 5. With a value of R$ 110 this month, the benefit follows the Auxílio Brasil calendar.
With an expected duration of five years, the program will benefit 5.5 million families by the end of 2026. The benefit, which was equivalent to 50% of the average price of a 13-kilogram cylinder in the last six months, will resume in August with the 100% of the average price, which is equivalent to BRL 110 in August. This increase will be in effect until December.
Paid every two months, Auxílio Gás originally had a budget of R$1.9 billion for this year, but the budget rose to R$2.95 billion after the enactment of the constitutional amendment.
Only those who are included in CadÚnico and have at least one family member who receive the Continuous Cash Benefit (BPC) can be part of the program. The law that created the program defined that the woman responsible for the family will have preference, as well as women victims of domestic violence.
Auxílio Brasil has three basic benefits and six supplementary benefits, which can be added if the beneficiary gets a job or has a child who excels in sports, scientific or academic competitions.
Can receive the extra benefits families with income per capita up to R$ 100, considered in extreme poverty, and up to R$ 200, in poverty.
THE Brazil Agency prepared a Q&A guide on the Aid Brazil. Among the doubts that the beneficiary can ask are criteria for integrating the social program, the nine different types of benefits and what happened with Bolsa Família and emergency aid, which were in force until October last year.