Brazilians withdrew more money from savings than they added in March, a difference of R $ 3.52 billion, according to data from the central bank released on Wednesday, 8. The balance is the result of R $ 317.65 billion deposited against R $ 321.17 billion withdrawn. This was the third month in a row that savings closed in red and coincided with the end of the payment of emergency aid, in December 2020, and the worsening of the new coronavirus earlier this year. Since January, R $ 27.54 billion more has been withdrawn than deposited. Despite the drop, Brazilians still have R $ 1.013 trillion deposited in savings.
The benefit was distributed again on Tuesday, 6. Whoever is enrolled in the Family Allowance you will receive the amount according to the usual schedule of the program, which in April starts on the 16th. There will be four installments until July with an average value of R $ 250, but which can vary from R $ 150 to R $ 375, depending on the configuration family – women heads of households will receive R $ 375, and people who live alone will be entitled to R $ 150 per month. The benefit must be paid to approximately 46 million families, totaling an investment of R $ 44 billion. In 2020, R $ 295 billion was spent on the program, benefiting 68 million people. The first round of aid paid five installments from R $ 600 to R $ 1,200. The measure was renewed with another four installments of R $ 300 and R $ 600.