Almost 500,000 workers have not yet withdrawn the PIS/Pasep base year 2020 allowance of up to one minimum wage (R$ 1,212), according to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. Of the 478,700 people, public servants account for the majority (353,100), and another 125,624 are private sector workers.
This year, the allowance payments began to be made in February. The last group to receive were private sector workers born in December, covered from March 31st. All beneficiaries can withdraw the money until December 29.
According to the federal government, 98% of the people who were entitled have already received the allowance in 2022. Until the last 18th, more than 23.8 million payments were made, of which 21.5 million refer to PIS (private initiative) and 2 .3 million to Pasep (public servants), totaling R$ 22.1 billion.
How to check my status?
Those who have not yet withdrawn this year’s PIS/Pasep allowance can check their situation through the Digital Work Card application (available for Android and iOS). Just access the “Benefits” tab, then “Salary Allowance”, to check the amount, the day and the bank where the benefit was deposited.
It is worth remembering that the allowance payments are always made by Caixa Econômica Federal (PIS) and Banco do Brasil (Pasep).
Caixa makes deposits directly into a current account, savings account or digital social savings account. If none of these alternatives are available, credit can be withdrawn at branches, lottery outlets, through self-service and Caixa Aqui.
BB account holders, on the other hand, have their benefit available directly on their account. The allowance can also be withdrawn at any branch of the bank.
Who is entitled?
All workers in the private sector and public servants who received up to two monthly minimum wages, on average, in 2020 are entitled to receive the allowance in 2022. Citizens also need to have been registered with PIS or Pasep for at least five years.
In the case of workers in the private sector, specifically, it is also necessary to have worked with a formal contract for at least 30 days in 2020.
All citizens still need to have their data correctly reported by the employer to the government.
Are not entitled to receive the allowance:
employees and domestic servants; rural workers employed by individuals; urban workers employed by individuals; workers employed by individuals equivalent to legal entities.
What is the value?
The amount of the allowance is proportional to the period in which the worker was employed with a formal contract in 2020. Each month worked is equivalent to a benefit of BRL 101.
Therefore, to find out how much they will receive, it is enough for the worker to multiply the number of months in which he had a formal contract in 2020 by R$ 101. Periods equal to or greater than 15 days count as a full month.
The maximum benefit, equivalent to 12 months of work, is a minimum wage. It is worth remembering that the reference is the national floor in force on the payment date, and not in the base year. In other words: although the minimum wage was lower in 2020 (R$ 1,045), those who are entitled to the maximum allowance will now receive R$ 1,212, which is the current value.