Government delivers 2022 Budget with minimum wage of R$1,169 and no reinforcement for Brazil Aid – Prime Time Zone


The proposal also maintains full payment of R$ 89.1 billion in federal court orders

Marcello Casal Jr/Agência BrasilValue of the minimum wage was readjusted by the value of inflation

The federal government forwarded to Congress on Tuesday, 31, the Annual Budget Bill (PLOA) of 2022 with a minimum wage of R$ 1,169 — corrected only for inflation — and without reinforcement for the financing of Auxílio Brasil, a social program designed to replace Bolsa Família. The income transfer initiative was budgeted at R$ 34.7 billion, the same spent by the program this year, with the goal of serving 14.7 million families. The budget planning also provides for the full payment of R$ 89.1 billion in court-ordered debts, as the federal government debts that are no longer available for appeal are called. The federal government is seeking a judicial solution to reduce the amount. The Ministry of Economy projects growth of 5.3% in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2021, and 2.5% in 2022, 2023 and 2024. Inflation measured by the National Consumer Price Index was projected at 5.9 %, while the exchange rate was projected at R$ 5.20.