After financial aid was released to 21.9 million vulnerable families in January, this figure should decrease in February. This is because the comb that will be applied to the Cadastro Único data has already begun and aims to reduce fraud in Bolsa Família. Planning and Budget Minister Simon Tebbitt had hoped to reduce the number of subscribers from 1.5 million to 2 million.
The team chosen by Luís Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) to deal with cases related to Bolsa Família is focused on reducing fraud rates. There are allegations that the program, still called Auxílio Brasil, was a bargaining chip during the 2022 elections. In addition to the increase in single-person families.
Given this scenario, the current government has seen the need to review the data from individual registries and exclude those who no longer meet the access requirements. This operation should be responsible for the elimination of nearly two million families that today receive the subsidy, but access it infrequently.
In an interview with the Poder 360 portal, Simone Tebet defended the proposal to implement a fine-toothed comb. According to the Minister, this process may include families that are entitled to the Bolsa Família, but have not yet benefited due to lack of budget.
“Nobody is going to save with Bolsa Família. On the contrary, the comb is to ensure social justice by taking it away from those who don’t need it. And from those who receive it infrequently,” she said.
How will Bolsa Família’s fine-tooth comb work?
The idea of Bolsa Família’s fine-toothed comb will be to analyze the data made available by the families themselves when registering in the individual registry. The data must also be verified with other platforms that will say if this group already meets the access requirements.
How is the family income between R$ 105 and R$ 210 per person. She told Tebbit that the conditions previously imposed for the Bolsa Família payment ended up losing force in recent years, which needs to be reviewed.
“The conditions – a child in school, vaccinations, allowing a social worker to assess cases of child sexual abuse, violence against women – have simply disappeared from the map. The government’s determination is to return. I speak from the position of someone who he was in the transition government, not as Minister of Planning”, he concluded.
Ways to Protect Your Paycheck in a Fine Tooth Comb
- Keep the data in the individual registry updated;
- Ensure the attendance of children at school;
- Update of the vaccination book.