ADJUSTED minimum wage has started: see how to receive it correctly

Stay up to date with the latest news about the minimum wage adjustment and find out how to receive the updated amount starting this month.

The new minimum wage, worth R$1,412, which came into force from the first day of 2024, begins to be paid this Thursday (1st) for Brazilian workers.

The value represents an increase of almost 7%, the equivalent of R$92 more compared to the R$1,320 that was in force until December 2023.

It is important to remember that payment of the minimum wage occurs after one month of work, explaining the reason for payment in February. More details can be found in the following lines. Follow along!

Discover the changes in the salary floor in 2024 and how they affect benefits and services in Brazil. (Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia /

Federal Government readjusts minimum wage: values ​​are already being applied

For those who receive the minimum wage or benefits linked to it, the adjusted amount will already be reflected in the February paycheck. This is the case, for example, of unemployment insurance and the Continuous Payment Benefit (BPC)

With this increase, it is now possible to purchase almost two basic food baskets, which have an average cost of R$772.51 each.

In 2024, the policy of increasing the minimum wage was reintroduced, which guarantees a real increase whenever the economy grows.

The Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (Dieese) estimates that approximately 59.3 million people in Brazil have income related to the minimum wage.

What is the minimum wage and how does it work?

The minimum wage is nothing more than the minimum remuneration that a formal worker can receive in the country.

According to the Constitution, both urban and rural workers have the right to a minimum wage, established by law and unified nationally.

The Constitution also stipulates that the salary floor must be readjusted at least in line with inflation, thus guaranteeing the worker’s purchasing power.

This means that, if inflation is 10%, the salary floor must rise by at least 10% to ensure that the worker can purchase, on average, the same products.

In the governments of Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro, the minimum wage adjustment strictly followed this rule, being adjusted only for inflation, without considering real gains.

Furthermore, it is important to highlight that the minimum wage also generates indirect impacts on the economy, such as increasing the average salary of Brazilians and increasing workers’ purchasing power.

Namely, the new value of the minimum wage, which is now R$1,412, also affects the value of benefits and services that use the national minimum wage as a reference.

Therefore, beneficiaries who receive the minimum salary or benefits linked to it must receive the adjusted values ​​from now on, at the beginning of February. Examples of this are:

PIS/Pasep salary bonus;Benefits from the National Social Security Institute (INSS);Continuous Payment Benefit (BPC);Unemployment insurance;Registration in the Single Registry;Defense insurance;Amounts paid for intermittent work;Ceiling allowed for filing lawsuits; eMonthly contributions from Individual Microentrepreneurs (MEIs).

In short, with this increase in the minimum wage, many Brazilians will be able to count on an income that is more suited to their needs, which is positive news for millions of families across the country.

Therefore, it is important to be aware of the updated values ​​and benefits related to the minimum wage to ensure that all rights are properly taken advantage of.

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