Emergency aid: see how to withdraw and find out who is entitled to the benefit – Prime Time Zone


New round will be distributed between April and July, with installments between R $ 150 and R $ 375 for 46 million Brazilians

Marcello Casal Jr./Agencia Brasil Emergency aid was paid to approximately 67 million people last year, totaling R $ 320 billion

President Jair Bolsonaro (without a party) forwarded to Congress this Thursday, 18, the two provisional measures sent by the federal government for the resumption of the emergency aid. The benefit will be paid in four installments between April and July, for approximately 45.6 million Brazilians. The new version of the aid will vary from R $ 150 for families composed of only one person to R $ 375 for women responsible for the household budget, with an average value of R $ 250. Only one person per family will be entitled to the benefit. Payments will be made by Federal Savings Bank under the guidance of Ministry of Citizenship. The new rounds were authorized by the Union after the promulgation of the Proposed Emergency Constitution Amendment (PEC) by the Legislative, with a limit of R $ 44 billion for the benefit and clauses to contain expenditures by the federal government, in addition to states and municipalities.

Emergency aid consumed approximately R $ 320 billion from public coffers in 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Economy, representing the largest expenditure of the measures adopted by the federal government in combating new coronavirus. The distribution started in April, with installments of R $ 600 and R $ 1,200, and is expected to extend over three months. The measure was renewed for another three months from the second semester, and again in September, but with the amounts reduced by half. Approximately 67 million Brazilians benefited from the measure last year.

Who is entitled to emergency aid?

Emergency aid 2021 will be paid only to

A citizen over 18 years of age, or a mother under 18, who meets all of the following requirements is entitled to the benefit:

  • Family members with per capita income of up to half a minimum wage (R $ 550) and a total monthly income of up to three minimum wages (R $ 3,300);
  • Who is not receiving social security, assistance or labor benefits or from a federal income transfer program, with the exception of the Bolsa Família Program and PIS / PASEP, are not part of the public that will receive the R $ 250 installments;
  • Whoever had taxable income above R $ 28,559.70 in 2019, or had on December 31 of that year the possession or ownership of goods or rights, including bare land, with a total value greater than R $ 300 thousand, or received in 2019 income exempt, non-taxable or exclusively taxed at source above R $ 40 thousand
  • Individual microentrepreneurs (MEI);
  • Individual contributor of Social Security;
  • Informal worker, of any nature, including the intermittent inactive.

How to register to receive emergency assistance?

Who is already included in the Single Registry and fits the rules to benefit, will receive the assistance automatically, without having to register through the application or website of the Caixa. Bolsa Família beneficiaries who are entitled to assistance also do not need to register, as they will be automatically assessed using the information in the Single Registry. People who are not included in the Cadastro Único and are entitled to assistance can register through the Caixa application or website.

How to withdraw emergency aid?

Bolsa Família beneficiaries receive payment by means of the program card or by credit to a Caixa account. Who is registered in the Single Registry, but does not receive the Bolsa Família, can receive payment in the following ways:

  • Credit in Caixa’s account;
  • Credit to Banco do Brasil account;
  • Or a digital account at the Cashier will be automatically opened to receive the amount.

If the beneficiary has registered through the Caixa website or application, the credit will be made to the account indicated at the time of the request for assistance, or a digital bank account for credit will be automatically opened.