Next Tuesday (07), Caixa will launch a new application to register people entitled to receive emergency aid from the federal government. The platform will register informal workers who are not included in any database of official social programs, but who fulfill the requirements for financial assistance.
Developed by the bank’s technology team, the emergency aid app will first arrive in an Android version, at the Google Play virtual store. The government estimate is that it serves between 15 and 20 million people who are not registered in programs such as Bolsa Família.
For the time being, information on how to register by cell phone has not been released, but according to the president of Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, the program itself will identify whether the worker meets the requirements defined by the government, having the right to request the benefit that will be made available during the quarantine period to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
The registration for emergency assistance via app must be made by individual microentrepreneurs (MEIs), informal workers who are not registered in the Single Registry for Social Programs (CadÚnico), and workers who contribute to Social Security as self-employed.
Other ways to register
In addition to the new app that will be launched by Caixa, those interested in obtaining government assistance during the period of social distance will have other ways to register and check if they are really able to receive the money.
According to the Minister of Citizenship, Onyx Lorenzoni, registration can also be done through a website and a telephone exchange, which will serve the same target audience as the app. The address of the new page and the service number will be released on Tuesday (07).
Still according to Lorenzoni, the goal is that orders registered in any of the media are processed within 48 hours after the registration is completed. Whoever fulfills all the requirements will have the resource credited by Caixa, Banco do Brasil or in the private banking network.
Emergency assistance will be R $ 600 per month, and may reach R $ 1,200, depending on the family’s conditions.