What is an enabled benefit

Qualified benefit is an expression used to refer to the situation of social benefits that are requested from the National Institute of Social Security (INSS). The term is used to explain that the request for the benefit is already registered in the INSS system .

But, contrary to what it may seem, it does not mean that the benefit has already been authorized. If the claim for the benefit is registered as qualified, it means that it is still waiting for the agency’s approval .

When is the benefit request approved?

For the request to be approved by the INSS it must pass the evaluation of the agency. The application and the documentation delivered by the beneficiary must be analyzed by the INSS.

If the documents are correct, on time and all requirements are met, the benefit will be granted.

How long does it take to analyze a qualified benefit?

According to the INSS rules, the common period for the analysis of a qualified benefit is 45 days .

If there is no problem with the documentation, the INSS must have a decision on the request by the end of this period. This is the average time required for the agency’s employees to check the documentation delivered by the person making the request to confirm that it meets all concession requirements.

This process is valid for all benefit requests sent to the INSS. Some examples are: sickness benefit, death pension, retirement, maternity salary, among others.

Decision on the benefit

If the documentation is correct, the order status will be changed to deferred benefit , which means that the order was confirmed by the INSS.

From this moment, the applicant can qualify to start receiving the payments to which he is entitled.

Benefit Denied

If the benefit is denied by the agency, the status of the request will be changed to a rejected benefit .

The applicant who does not agree with the INSS decision can appeal and request a new analysis of the application . The deadline to appeal is up to 30 days after the agency’s decision.

How to check the status of a benefit claim?

The easiest way to check the status of the benefit request is by consulting the INSS website. When accessing the site, you must click on the option to track order .

The following information must be completed below:

  • Full name
  • Applicant’s CPF No.
  • Date of birth
  • Benefit number (this number is available when the documentation is delivered).

After filling in the data, just make the query. The order status updated so far will be displayed on the screen.

Pre-enabled order

It may also happen that the order status is pre-enabled . If this is the case, it means that the request is already registered in the electronic system, but the request is not yet ready to be examined by the INSS.

In this situation, the 45-day period is not yet valid. Counting starts when the order status is changed to enabled benefit


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