Bolsa Família: Chamber committee approves project that doubles benefits

Bolsa Família: Chamber committee approves project that doubles benefits

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Bolsa Família: Chamber committee approves project that doubles benefits

The basic benefit, intended for family units in extreme poverty, will go from the current R$89 to R$178 (Credit: Archive / Agência Brasil)

This Monday (5), the Social Security and Family Committee of the Chamber of Deputies approved a proposal that doubles, while the pandemic lasts, the value of three benefits paid by the Bolsa Família Program.

With Bill 681/20, the basic benefit, intended for family units in a situation of extreme poverty, will increase from the current R$89 to R$178. The variable benefit will also increase. If there are pregnant women, nursing mothers, children between 0 and 12 years old or teenagers up to 15 years old, it will go from R$ 41 to R$ 82, being paid up to the limit of five per family (R$ 410). In the case of teenagers between 16 and 17 years old, it will go from R$ 48 to R$ 96, maintaining the limit of two (R$ 192).