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INSS anticipates benefits for residents in disaster areas due to rain. Find out how INSS is helping affected Brazilians.

The INSS (Social Security Institute) is taking important measures to assist Brazilians who face situations of public calamity due to extreme weather events.

Recently, the president of the INSS, Alessandro Stefanutto, announced the anticipation of benefits for residents of cities that declare a state of public calamity as a result of the heavy rains that caused damage in their regions.

INSS beneficiaries in cities hit by the rains will have early benefits. (Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia / pronatec.pro.br).

Automatic anticipation in case of calamity

According to Stefanutto, benefits are brought forward automatically as soon as a municipality officially declares a state of public calamity. This means that, when the city hall of a region affected by flooding makes this decision, the INSS advances the payment of benefits to insured people residing in that area.

The advance payment is not limited to the benefit for the current month. As exemplified by what happened in the south of the country in September 2023, the INSS also pays an extra benefit to help policyholders face the difficulties caused by the calamity situation.

Payment facilities for INSS policyholders

To make the process even more accessible to beneficiaries, INSS offers the option of reimbursing the benefit with a monthly discount in 36 installments, all interest-free. This allows policyholders to receive immediate financial relief without compromising their long-term budget.

To date, none of the cities in Rio de Janeiro hit by heavy rain last weekend have officially declared a state of public calamity. However, many of them are facing emergency situations, as is the case in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Other measures being studied to serve the population

Namely, in addition to the anticipation of benefits, the INSS is evaluating the possibility of creating an extra budget aimed at serving policyholders in cities impacted by adverse weather events. The idea is to create a financial reserve that can be used in situations of increasingly frequent climate change.

To implement this measure, INSS intends to work in partnership with Civil Defense, ensuring an articulated and efficient approach to dealing with emergency situations.

Stefanutto clarifies: "We will obviously have to foresee this for the budget, to have extra. Today, close to what we spend (on these situations) in a general scenario, it is almost R$900 million, it is very little money. In the Social Security fund, this does not correspond to a very large percentage."

Finally, these initiatives demonstrate INSS’s commitment to offering support and assistance to Brazilians in times of difficulty, reinforcing its role as a body that seeks solutions to increasingly frequent climate change in the country.

In short, INSS is acting proactively to help those facing challenges due to extreme weather events. Anticipating benefits and creating an extra budget are important measures that aim to alleviate the suffering of policyholders in calamity situations.

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