More than 4 MILLION INSS policyholders are notified due to proof of life

If you need to take the life test and are not yet up to date with this obligation, find out how it will work in 2024!

The National Social Security Institute (INSS) is in the process of inviting more than four million insured people to take the life test.

This measure aims to continue the payment of benefits to retirees and pensioners who, for some reason, are not included in the government’s official databases. Check out!

Proof of Life is a mandatory process for all INSS policyholders. Understand the process and don’t be left out! / Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia /

What is proof of life?

In principle, proof of life is a registration update that the INSS carries out annually. The objective is to verify the existence of the beneficiary, ensuring that payments are made correctly.

Failure to carry out this procedure may lead to benefits being blocked, directly affecting the financial lives of policyholders.

How to carry out the life test?

In short, insured persons called up can carry out proof of life through the Meu INSS app (Android: or iOS: at bank branches where they receive the benefit or directly at a Social Security branch.

The technology also allows proof through facial biometrics, making the process easier for many beneficiaries.

What serves as proof of life?

In general, the procedures that serve as proof of life for INSS retirees include:

Carrying out a payroll loan using biometrics: taking out payroll loans using biometric recognition can be considered an activity that proves the beneficiary’s life; Attendance at elections: participation in electoral processes, through voting, is another way of demonstrating that the beneficiary is alive; Vaccination: updating the vaccination record or administering vaccines can serve as proof of life; Renewal of official documents: the issuance or renewal of documents such as passport, identity card (RG), driver’s license (CNH) and work card, which require the physical presence of the holder or biometric recognition, are also considered as proof of life; Income Tax Declaration: the delivery of the annual Income Tax declaration, whether as holder or dependent, is another way to validate the existence of the INSS beneficiary.

In other words, there is a wide range of possibilities for implementation.

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What does INSS do if none of the alternatives are done?

Now, if none of these alternatives for proof of life is carried out by the INSS beneficiary, the body adopts measures to guarantee proof of the existence of the insured person.

Initially, the INSS tries to obtain proof within ten months of the insured’s birthday.

If this is not possible, the beneficiary is notified by the INSS, either through the Meu INSS application, through the 135 center or by bank communication, so that they can carry out any of the valid procedures for proof of life within 60 days.

Furthermore, if the insured does not comply with this requirement within the stipulated period, the INSS may take the initiative to send a server to the beneficiary’s registered address to carry out proof of life on site.

What happens if you don’t?

Now, if proof of life is not carried out within the stipulated period of 60 days after notification, payment of the benefit may be blocked.

This measure is a way for the INSS to guarantee the correct administration of resources and the fair distribution of benefits.

Pay attention to the obligation

Finally, the resumption of calls for proof of life reflects INSS’s commitment to maintaining the integrity and effectiveness of the social security system.

Therefore, policyholders must pay attention to notifications and comply with the procedure within the deadline to avoid problems with their benefits.

Proof of life is a crucial step for the security of the system and for guaranteeing the rights of beneficiaries.

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