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IS THE NEW BENEFIT AMOUNT CONFIRMED?

The Auxílio Brasil Program has been paying beneficiaries a monthly amount of R$600 since August, however, this amount is provisional and the only amount guaranteed so far for 2023 is R$405 for each family, however, the transition team of the new government , headed by President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT), has been working to maintain the R$600 starting in January, but the project still needs to be approved.

The amount currently paid consists of R$400 mandatory guaranteed by law plus another R$200 that began to be paid in August, adding up to R$600, however, the extra amount was authorized by the National Congress to be passed on to families only between August and December, and the program should return to paying the minimum amount in January.

Therefore, it would be necessary for the current government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL), to allocate more resources in the Annual Budget Law Project (PLOA) to guarantee the continuity of transfers of R$600 from the income transfer program from January next year, however, despite promises during the election campaign, the government took a decision that does not help the beneficiaries.

At the end of August, while Bolsonaro promised to keep the R$600 in 2023, his government’s economic team, led by the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, prepared next year’s Budget, allocating enough resources just to pay R$405 for each family. from January, and at the end of that month the project was sent for approval by the National Congresstherefore, until any changes are made, BRL 405 will remain the only guaranteed amount for 2023.

Brazil Aid in 2023

As a result, the transition team of the newly elected government prepared a Proposal for an Amendment to the Constitution (PEC), nicknamed the Transition PEC, which aims to spend approximately R$175 billion above the spending cap rule to guarantee resources enough to maintain the Auxílio Brasil payments of R$600 from January and pay another R$150 for families with children up to six years old, adding up to R$750 for families.

A preview of the text was presented to senators last week, and it provided for the expenditure of BRL 157 billion for the BRL 600 and another BRL 18 billion to finance the BRL 150 more, in addition to forecasting the spending of another BRL 24 billion for other areas that the government believes require resources, but the final version of the text should be officially presented to the National Congress only on the afternoon of this Wednesday (23).

Transition PEC to fund Brazil Aid

The spending cap rule defines that the government of the moment can only spend the same amount spent in the current year corrected for inflation in the following year, thus, it has the objective of serving as a brake on the increase of public expenses, preventing the next government will simply spend what it deems necessary to maintain the Auxílio Brasil in 2023, and therefore, it is necessary for Congress to approve a PEC to authorize this extra expenditure.

To become effective and open the way for payments of R$600 from the new Bolsa Família, the Transition PEC will need to be edited, discussed and voted on in two shifts, requiring the vote of at least 308 deputies, when the vote takes place in the Chamber, and the vote of at least 49 senators, when the vote takes place in the Senate, a situation that makes its approval risky, as it will depend on a lot of negotiation between the elected government and parliamentarians.

However, members of the transition team have already been negotiating with leaders of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate since the beginning of the month to get the PEC approved, and the expectation is that the proposal that will release resources for the R$600 of the Auxílio Brasil will start to be discussed today (23) by the Senate, being joined to another proposal already advanced to avoid lengthy discussions on the subject, and after being approved by the Senate, in early December, it is expected that it will go to the Chamber, where it should also be approved before the recess, which begins on December 23.

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