The National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel) will be able to double the number of low-income beneficiaries of the Social Tariff for discount on the electricity bill in 2022. This could happen with the automatic inclusion of people enrolled in the Single Registry (CadÚnico) in this program social discount from Aneel.
What this article covers:
Understand who is entitled to the Social Tariff
Those who are entitled to the Social Tariff are families registered in the Single Registry that have a per capita family income that is less than or equal to half a minimum wage, which, in this case, would be worth R$ 550.
Families enrolled in CadÚnico who have a monthly income of a maximum of three minimum wages, i.e., the ceiling of R$ 3,300, and have people who have some type of illness or disability, who need equipment with electricity demand. Families with a ceiling of R$ 3,300 with disabled people, elderly people aged 65 or who receive the auxiliary payment of the Benefit of Continued Provision (BPC) are still entitled.
What are the Social Tariff discounts on beneficiaries’ electricity bills?
Social Tariff discounts on beneficiaries’ electricity bills range from 10% to 65%, depending on the monthly consumption of each family, which has a limit of 220 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month .
In the case of indigenous families, as well as quilombas, the discount is 100% with a monthly limit of 50 kilowatt-hours (kWh).
How to register for the Social Tariff?
To register for the Social Tariff, it was only possible for families to travel to an electricity distributor.
However, in September 2021, with the sanctioning of the law by the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, there was a determination that, from 2022, the registration of the Social Tariff be done automatically so that there is a better ease of entry for families entitled to a discount on their electricity bill. With that, the Aneel gave the approval of opening for a public consultation to be given the regulatory process of the measure.