What is BPC ( Continued Social Assistance Benefit)

BPC stands for Continued Social Assistance Benefit, a type of monthly aid equivalent to a minimum wage that the National Social Security Institute (INSS) provides to:

  • Elderly aged 65 years or over;
  • Disabled and disabled people.

In both cases, the beneficiary must prove that the family income is less than a quarter of the current minimum wage.

The BPC is a citizen’s right guaranteed in article 203 of the Federal Constitution of 1988 and, as such, access to the benefit does not imply any contribution to Social Security.The administration of the BPC is in charge of the Ministry of Social Development and Fight against Hunger (MDS) and the financial resources come from the National Social Assistance Fund (FNAS).In order to request the BPC, the applicant must make an appointment at an INSS Agency near the residence or through the internet. On th appointed date and time, you must present the following documents:

  • CPF
  • A personal identification document chosen from the following: Identity card, Birth or marriage certificate, Certificate of reservation or Work and social security card.
  • Forms of Application for Benefit Assistance and Declaration on Group Composition and Family Income (available at INSS Agencies).

Payment of the benefit is made directly to the beneficiary or his legal representative through the authorized bank.

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