The President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro, reaffirmed this Wednesday, 4, that he intends to readjust by at least 50% the value offered by Bolsa Família and suggested changing the name of the program to Auxílio Brasil. “We are going deeper so that we have a new program, Auxílio Brasil, which is at least 50% larger than Bolsa Família. The other 50% I will leave to Paulo Guedes to announce”, he said, at the inauguration ceremony of the new Chief Minister of the Civil House, Ciro Nogueira.
The economic team is studying to increase by the end of this year the current average benefit from R$ 190 to a minimum of R$ 300 (an increase of 57.9%) or R$ 400 (105.3% more).
The means of financing the readjustment is the subject of internal disputes in Planalto. The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, defended, in a meeting with the presidents of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), and of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), the installment of the precatório. The measure would make room in the Budget for the expansion of the social assistance program.
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