Caixa Econômica Federal today pays the April installment of Auxílio Brasil to beneficiaries with NIS (Social Registration Number) ending in 6. The minimum amount of the benefit is R$ 400. The dates will follow the model of Bolsa Família, which paid the beneficiaries in the last ten working days of the month.
The beneficiary will be able to consult information about the payment dates, the benefit amount and the composition of the installments in two applications: Auxílio Brasil, developed for the social program, and the Caixa Tem application, used to monitor the bank’s digital savings accounts.
Currently, 17.5 million families are served by the program. At the beginning of the year, 3 million families were included in Auxílio Brasil.
Auxílio Gás is also paid today to families registered in CadÚnico (Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government), with final NIS 6. The benefit follows the regular payment schedule of Auxílio Brasil.
With an expected duration of five years, the program will benefit 5.5 million families, by the end of 2026, with the payment of 50% of the average price of a 13-kilogram cylinder, as calculated by the ANP (Agência Nacional do Petróleo). This month, the benefit corresponds to R$ 51.
Paid every two months, Auxílio Gás has a budget of R$ 1.9 billion for this year. Only those who are included in CadÚnico and have at least one family member who receives the BPC (Benefício de Prestação Continuada) can be part of the program.
The law that created the program defined that the woman responsible for the family will have preference, as well as women victims of domestic violence.
Auxílio Brasil has three basic benefits and six supplementary benefits, which can be added if the beneficiary gets a job or has a child who excels in sports competitions or in scientific and academic competitions.
Families with a per capita income of up to BRL 100, considered in extreme poverty, and those with a per capita income of up to BRL 200, considered in a condition of poverty can receive the benefit.
Agência Brasil has prepared a question-and-answer guide on Auxílio Brasil. Among the doubts that the beneficiary can ask are the criteria for integrating the social program and the details of the nine different types of benefits.