The so-called social electricity tariff is a benefit that grants up to 65% discount on electricity bills, depending on the amount consumed. Families that have low income, registration in the single registration or are part of the Benefit of Continued Benefit, are entitled to this benefit.
To subscribe to the social tariff, at least one member of the family must go to the distributor that supplies energy to the residence with the necessary documents:
- RG, or some other documentation with photo;
- Social identification number, BPC benefit number or family code in the register;
- Administrative Registration of Indigenous Birth, in the case of indigenous people;
- Certificate and reports signed by the doctor, in the case of families with continuous use of devices.
It is important to emphasize that each user of the social rate has access to the discount only in one residence, whether owned or rented. In cases of abdication or changes of location, the energy distributor must be informed.
What this article covers:
Who can be entitled to social tariff?
See now the requirements you need to have to request the right to the rate:
- Elderly people aged 65 or over or people with a disability who are beneficiaries of the Continued Provision of Social Assistance Benefit;
- People who are enrolled in the Single Registry with a per capita family income of less than or equal to 550 reais;
- People who are enrolled in the Single Registry with a family income of up to 3 minimum wages, who have at home someone with a disability or illness, who need appliances, whose operation requires the constant use of energy.
To check the per capita income, just add up the salaries received by everyone in the family who live in the same household and divide by the number of family members.
How do discounts work?
Discount values will vary according to monthly energy consumption. Therefore, those who are registered with Cadúnico and BPC will have the following values: monthly consumption of up to 30 KWh will have a 65% discount, from 31 KWh to 100 KWh will have a 40% discount and from 101 KWh to 220 KWh will have a 10% discount .
Indigenous people and quilombolas registered with the Cadúnico will have the following values: monthly consumption of up to 50 KWh will have a 100% discount, from 51 KWh to 100 KWh will have a 40% discount and from 101 KWh to 220 KWh will have a 10% discount.
In January 2022, registration for the social tariff will be carried out automatically, in other words, without having to go to an energy distributor, for those who are part of the BPC or Cadúnico.