Santa Catarina has 800 drivers covered by the second batch of the Taxist Benefit

Santa Catarina closed the month of August with 800 drivers included in the second batch of the Taxi Driver Benefit, which was paid in the last week. The data are from the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, which coordinates the action.

In all, 31,867 professionals from all over the country received the two installments, of R$ 1 thousand each, referring to July and August. The South Region had 3,715 professionals benefited and, in addition to drivers from Santa Catarina, 2,080 in Rio Grande do Sul and 835 in Paraná were included in the second batch.

The first batch of the Taxi Driver Benefit was paid on August 16, when 245,213 drivers from all over the country received two installments of R$ 1,000 each. Considering the two lots paid in August, the total number of beneficiaries reaches 277,080 professionals
The volume of funds for the payment of the two lots paid in August is R$ 554 million. It is worth mentioning that those who had already received the first batch on August 16 did not receive payment this week. The third installment is expected to be paid on September 24th.

Other regions

The Northeast Region, with 11,373 professionals served, ranks first in the national ranking in terms of number of taxi drivers covered. In addition to occupying the first place among the Northeastern states, Bahia, with 3,418 professionals, is the second Federation Unit with the highest number of beneficiaries, behind only São Paulo.

The Southeast also concentrates almost a third of the drivers included in the second batch. In all, there are 10,090 taxi drivers operating in the region. In addition to the 3,811 drivers from São Paulo, the record holder among Brazilian states, 3,006 drivers from Minas Gerais, 2,827 from Rio de Janeiro and 446 from Espírito Santo received the installments this week.

In the North Region, 6,024 drivers were awarded the second batch. The highlight was Pará, with 2,309 taxi drivers, and Amazonas, with 1,689 professionals.

In the Midwest, 1,466 taxi drivers received payment in the second batch, with emphasis on Goiás, which had the highest number of recipients: 719 drivers.

new payments

A third batch of payment to taxi drivers who meet the established criteria is scheduled for September 24th. To be part of this third group of beneficiaries, the driver must be registered by the city hall or municipal entity by September 12th.

The Taxist Benefit is deposited in a digital social savings account automatically opened by CAIXA on behalf of the beneficiaries, using the Caixa Tem application. The beneficiary does not need to register or send account data to the bank. If the social account is not used for up to 90 days, the funds will be collected from the National Treasury.

The program

The Taxi Driver Benefit was established by Constitutional Amendment No. 123, of July 2022, as emergency assistance in dealing with the state of emergency resulting from the extraordinary and unpredictable rise in the price of oil, fuels and their derivatives and the social impacts arising from them.

Taxi drivers registered with city halls until May 31, 2022, who are holders of a concession, permit, license or authorization issued by the municipal or district government are entitled to the benefit. The proper regularity of the National Driver’s License (CNH) and the Individual Taxpayer’s Registry (CPF) is a mandatory requirement of the program.

The Taxi Driver Benefit is valid until December 2022. The amount of installments and the value of the benefit may be adjusted according to the number of registered beneficiary drivers and the global resource limit. The maximum amount is R$ 1,000 per installment.

Municipal managers are responsible for sending data from drivers in their municipality who meet the criteria for the Taxi Driver Benefit. The deadline for submitting this information is September 12.

Registration will be done through the Dataprev system, available at this link, which must be accessed by the local manager. The Ministry of Labor and Welfare prepared a booklet for municipal managers, teaching the step-by-step process of registering their Federation Unit, as well as the inclusion of data from taxi drivers in their municipality. The tutorial is available here.


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