The Inclusion Aid is, in particular, government aid equivalent to R$ 550.00 (half a minimum wage) reserved for citizens who have disabilities and formally reintegrate into the service market. The Aid has the indispensable task of granting full citizenship to the disabled and is also an important tool to keep them in the labor market.
Aid began to be established thanks to Provisional Measure 1,023, ratified by President Jair Bolsonaro at the end of July. Although this measure was created by law in 2015, the prerogative still needed to be approved, in order to finally be available as a right for this particular portion of the Brazilian population.
What this article covers:
Who is entitled to Inclusion Aid?
In order to apply for the Inclusion Aid, the disabled citizen must be a beneficiary of the Continued Provision Benefit (BPC). However, it is worth noting that when the beneficiary starts to benefit from the Inclusion Aid, he no longer enjoys the BPC, however, if the person loses his job or income, he again deserves the Continuous Cash Benefit.
The applicant, therefore, must meet certain requirements to be eligible for receipt:
- Have an up-to-date registration in the Single Registry;
- CPF in regularized situation;
- Obtain or have obtained the BPC in the past five years;
- Persist in responding to the guidelines of the Continuing Provision Benefit;
- Prove moderate or severe disability;
- Be registered with the INSS or with public servants’ pension administrations.
The beneficiary will already be able to configure himself for an eligible situation, if he starts to practice some activity with remuneration of a maximum of two minimum wages.
How do I apply for Inclusion Aid?
The Inclusion Aid can be requested through INSS support means. There is also the opportunity to contact the free telephone number 135, open from Monday to Saturday and from 7 am to 10 pm. The applicant also has to demand his assistance through the INSS pages or through the “Meu INSS” app.
In addition to those already mentioned, there is the possibility for the applicant to go to the establishments in person for assistance, in registered locations throughout the country.