Until November last year, the federal government withdrew 1,3 million beneficiaries of the Family Grant program due to irregularities in the registration. According to the Ministry of Citizenship, the cancellation of benefits generated savings of R $ 1,3 billion to the public coffers.
According to the spokesman of the Presidency, Otavio Rego Barros, the government is with early studies to redesign the program. However, there is no deadline for the redesign is launched.
The spokesman also confirmed that the change of name of the Bolsa Família is being analyzed. “It is one of the proposals, but not yet closed. It seems [Yes]”.
Created 2003, Bolsa Familia is a federal government income transfer program that aims to combat extreme poverty in the country. In 2020, the Union budget provides for R $ 29,5 billion is paid in benefits of the program.
The program's target audience is, priority, for families living in extreme poverty, with per capita income of up to R $ 89 monthly, and poverty, with income between R $ 89,01 and R $ 178 monthly per member. The average benefit paid to each family is $ 189,21.
To receive the benefit, there needs to be in the family children and adolescents aged up 17 years. To ensure access to the benefits, families must follow the conditions imposed by the government, as enrollment in school and take the kids to 7 years to be vaccinated according to the vaccination schedule of the Ministry of Health.