The fifth installment of the 2021 emergency aid is available for withdrawal as of this Monday (6) for informal workers registered in the Federal Government’s Cadastro Único who have their birthdays in April.
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For these beneficiaries, the digital credit had been released on August 22 and could only be used through the Caixa Tem application, which allows payment of bills and virtual purchases.
In addition to withdrawing the amount, April birthdays can, from this second (6), transfer the amounts to a checking account.
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Later this week, on Thursday (9), it will be the turn of those born in May to have their cash withdrawal released. On the following day (10), the June birthdays can withdraw the benefit in kind.
Subscribed to Bolsa Família
For those who are part of the Bolsa Família program, the calendar is different. Payment of the fifth installment ended on August 31st.
The sixth and penultimate pay cycle scheduled will start from September 17th for Social Registration Number (NIS) workers with ending 1.
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Reduction of aid
Amid the economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, emergency aid was reduced by the federal government from R$600 to R$1,200 last year to an average of R$250 this year.
The reduction took effect from April this year, with payment limited to only one person per family.
Learn more: Bolsonaro reduces the amount of emergency aid and excludes $22.6 million from the benefit
The increase in aid is one of the agendas of the protests that have taken place since May across the country calling for the end of Jair Bolsonaro’s (non-party) government.
Brazil registers 19 million people suffering from hunger, according to 2020 data from the Brazilian Network for Research on Food and Nutritional Sovereignty and Security (Penssan).
Edition: Daniel Lamir