Going to the movies or riding public transport may seem like an ordinary task — but one that poses quite a challenge for young people from low income. In order to make access to cultural, sporting and public transport events easier and cheaper, the federal government makes the youth identity (or ID Jovem) to which people aged 15 to 29 who have a family income of up to two minimum wages can have access. Today, 2.1 million people already have ID Jovem.
To access this document, you must, in addition to fulfilling the low-income requirement, be enrolled in the Single Registry of the Federal Government. To include or update this data, it is possible to search Cras, Social Assistance Reference Centers, or the sector responsible for the CadÚnico in each city.
Once this is done, it is possible to download the document completely digitally. One way to do this is through the ID Jovem 2.0 application, available for those who have an Android cell phone. If you don’t have a cell phone, you can access the site benefit to have access to ID Jovem. For both, the document has a term of six months — but it can be renewed by the app for free.
“The application has become a great information hub. We know that currently young people are super connected, but this connection does not necessarily mean information. This program is very important for young people, especially those from CadÚnico, to have access to sport, culture and leisure,” says Emily Coelho, head of the National Youth Secretariat, which is linked to the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights.
Access to ID Jovem is provided in the decree 8.537, 2015.