What is BPC?
BPC stands for Continuous Social Assistance Benefit, a type of monthly aid equivalent to a minimum wage that the National Social Security Institute (INSS) provides for:
- Elderly aged 65 years or over;
- People with disabilities and incapacitated for work.
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 the date and time set, you must present the following documents:
- A personal identification document chosen from the following: Identity card, Certificate of birth or marriage, Certificate of reservation or Work and social security card.
- Forms of Application for Benefit Assistance and Declaration on Group Composition and Family Income (available from INSS Agencies).
Payment of the benefit is made directly to the beneficiary or his / her legal representative through the authorized bank.