Announcement for Brazilians who have children and receive Bolsa Família: you NEED to know

Bolsa Família is an important instrument for combating poverty and social exclusion in Brazil. Check all eligibility criteria.

Bolsa Família is an income transfer program from the Brazilian federal government that aims to combat poverty and extreme poverty, promoting the social emancipation of families in situations of social vulnerability.

Created in 2003, the program has become one of the largest and most successful social programs in the country, impacting the lives of millions of Brazilians. If you receive the benefit and have children, you need to read this article.

Brazilians with children who receive Bolsa Família need to know these rules – Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia /

Bolsa Família pays a higher amount to Brazilians who have children; check out

First of all, it is important to make it clear that the minimum value of Bolsa Família is R$600. However, Brazilians with children or other family compositions can receive additional payments. Understand.

Variable Benefit (BVF)

Additional value of up to R$50 per family, depending on family income and number of members.

Early Childhood Benefit (BPI)

Additional R$150 per child up to 6 years old;Objective: to contribute to the integral development of children in early childhood;BPI is not an individual benefit, but rather a complement to the base value of Bolsa Família.

Furthermore, the Federal Government pays an amount of R$142 per person, if the family has more than five members.

Check the income transfer rules

The per capita family income (total family income divided by the number of members) must be less than R$218.00.

Registration Criteria

Regarding registration, Brazilians need to follow the rules defined by the Federal Government. Check out.

Be registered in the Single Registry (CadÚnico) for Federal Government Social Programs; Keep CadÚnico data updated every two years; Attend program monitoring meetings.


In 2023, President Lula (PT) announced the return of conditionalities. In other words, commitments that Brazilians make in the areas of health and education in exchange for the benefit. Understand.

Health: Pregnant women and children under 7 years of age must undergo regular medical monitoring; Children and adolescents aged 6 to 17 years must have a minimum school attendance of 75%; Families must keep their vaccination records up to date. 17 years old must have a minimum school attendance of 75%.

How to sign up for CadÚnico

As already mentioned, registration with CadÚnico is the gateway to several government social programs, such as Bolsa Família, the Social Electricity Tariff and the Continuous Payment Benefit (BPC).

To register with CadÚnico, you can.

1. Go to a service point:

Look for the CadÚnico service center closest to you;Call 135 to find out the address of the nearest office;Take the original documents of all family members;Fill out the registration form;Wait for your request to be analyzed.

2. Schedule an appointment using the "My INSS" application:

Download the "My INSS" application on your cell phone; Access the "Services" menu; Select the "CadÚnico" option; Choose the "Schedule service" option; Enter your CPF and your NIS number; Select the service point and the date of your appointment; Arrive at the service center on the scheduled day and time with the original documents of all family members.

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