Due to the ignorance of some, the salary bonus is provided by law as a right of every Brazilian worker, but it ends up not being withdrawn annually, causing these people to lose the opportunity to supplement their income and have access to the benefit.
For this reason, in this post we will clarify some questions about the salary bonus in Brazil to help you understand the existence of this benefit.
What this article covers:
What is the salary bonus?
The salary bonus is nothing more than a right of the Brazilian worker, guaranteed by law and granted by the Federal Government.
This is an annual benefit for workers who have worked for at least 30 days and who have a formal contract for at least 5 years.
Who is entitled to the salary bonus?
The salary bonus is granted to workers employed in the public and private system.
However, in order to receive this benefit there are some prerequisites, such as having a maximum monthly remuneration of up to two minimum wages, having a work card for at least five years, having a work record for at least 30 days, consecutive or no, and be registered in the RAIS (Annual List of Social Information).
Has PIS become the salary bonus?
No, it is normal to have some confusion about this, but the PIS and the salary bonus are different benefits, since the first corresponds only to quotas of workers who had a formal contract between 1971 and 1988.
How is the salary bonus withdrawn?
If you are entitled to the salary bonus, it can be withdrawn in two ways, the first being in person by going to an ATM or Caixa Econômica Federal correspondents, such as lottery houses and the second directly at a Caixa branch with a identification document and your PIS number in hand.
It is worth remembering that the value of the salary benefit is deposited in Caixa’s digital savings account and is done through the Caixa Tem app, through which you can transfer your balance to another account, make Pix and also pay bills.
When is the salary bonus paid?
The payment of the salary benefit depends on the month of each worker’s birthday. And the payment schedule is revealed annually so that everyone knows when their benefits will be released. Therefore, it is necessary that you always keep an eye out for any news about the benefit.
What is the salary bonus amount?
The amount of the allowance made available to each worker will depend on the time worked in the corresponding year, ranging from just R$ 101.00, for one month worked in the work card, up to a maximum amount of R$ 1,212.00, which corresponds to 1 minimum wage, for those who have worked every month of that year.
The progression of this payment is based on time worked and the amount of R$ 101.00 is added every month. It is worth mentioning that this value is determined on top of the minimum wage, which changes annually, so these values described may change.
Now that you understand how this benefit works, who is entitled to receive it and what amount is available. Here’s a reminder to follow the payment calendar so you don’t miss this right that was conquered years ago.
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