Wage allowance, CadÚnico, unemployment insurance coverage: see what adjustments with the brand new minimal wage of R$ 1,302
National value will rise next January 1st, representing R$ 90 more than the current minimum wage and an increase of 7.42% – inflation of 5.81% plus real gain of about 1.5%.
The readjustment of the minimum wage, which will go from R$ 1,212 to R$ 1,302 on the first day of the year, also increases the value of benefits and services that use the national minimum wage as a reference.
The PIS/Pasep salary bonus is paid to workers in the public and private sectors who receive, on average, up to two monthly minimum wages with a formal contract.
With the increase in the minimum wage, the amount of the salary bonus varies from R$ 108.50 to R$ 1,302, according to the number of months worked. Only those who worked the 12 months of 2021 will receive the maximum amount.
About 23 million workers are entitled to the salary bonus. The payment schedule for 2023, referring to the base year of 2021, has not yet been released, but there are indications that it will be between the months of February and July of next year.
Before, the release of resources started in the second semester and extended until the first semester of the following year, but from 2022 it started to be at the beginning of the year – throughout 2021, however, payments did not occur.
The benefits of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) will be readjusted from January 25th.
Currently, there are more than 37 million people entitled to INSS benefits in the country.
For those who receive a minimum wage, the benefit rises to R$ 1,302 from the deposits that will be made between January 25th and February 7th.
Policyholders with monthly income above the national minimum will have their payments credited from February 1st. In the case of these beneficiaries, however, the readjustment follows the National Consumer Price Index (INPC).
Continuing Provision Benefit
The Continuous Cash Benefit (BPC) is paid to low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
The benefit pays a monthly minimum wage for seniors aged 65 and over and people with disabilities of any age who prove they have no means of supporting themselves or family support. Thus, the value of the benefit will increase to R$ 1,302 in January🇧🇷
To be entitled to the BPC it is necessary that the per capita income is between ¼ and half a minimum wage. With the readjustment, the values go to between R$ 325.50 and R$ 651.
The amount of unemployment insurance, received by the worker with a formal contract dismissed without just cause, depends on the average salary of the last three months prior to the dismissal. However, the value of the installment cannot be less than the current minimum wage, which will be R$ 1,302.
The maximum amount of unemployment insurance installments will be released by the government after the release of the INPC, used to correct the benefit. The release of the index is scheduled for January.
Currently, the maximum amount of unemployment insurance is R$ 2,106.08 for those who earn more than R$ 3,097.26.
The federal government, states and municipalities use the Cadastro Único (CadÚnico) to identify potential beneficiaries of social programs such as Auxílio Brasil, Social Tariff for Electric Energy, BPC and gas vouchers.
With the rise in the minimum wage, the amounts that allow enrollment in CadÚnico will also rise and will be as follows:
- monthly income of up to half the minimum wage per person (R$ 651);
- total family monthly income of up to three minimum wages (R$ 3,906);
- income greater than three minimum wages (R$ 3,906), as long as registration is linked to inclusion in social programs at the three levels of government.
closed season insurance
Closed insurance is a benefit of a minimum wage paid to fishermen who carry out an exclusive and artisanal activity. The amount is granted during periods when fishing is prohibited to allow the reproduction of the species. With the increase in the minimum wage, the benefit increases to R$ 1,302.
Contribution of MEIs
The monthly contributions of individual microentrepreneurs (MEIs) will also be readjusted. As of February, the value referring to the INSS of the Simplified Collection Document of the MEI (DAS-MEI) must be R$ 65.10, which corresponds to 5% of the minimum wage.
The monthly tax paid by the MEI is linked to the minimum wage, so the readjustment takes place every year.
MEIs that carry out activities related to commerce and industry pay R$ 1 more for ICMS (Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services). Those linked to Services pay R$ 5 more, referring to ISS (Service Tax).
The readjustment applies only to tickets that expire in February. The amount to be paid until January remains R$ 60.60.
Actions in courts
The minimum wage readjustment still affects the ceiling allowed to file a lawsuit without needing a lawyer. In the Special Federal Court, for example, anyone who has a receivable of up to 60 minimum wages can file a lawsuit without a lawyer. Thus, the limit becomes R$ 78,120.
In the Special Civil Court, the value of the shares is also calculated based on the minimum wage. Anyone who wants to file a lawsuit involving up to R$ 26,040 (or 20 minimum wages), without a lawyer, will be released.