Motivated by Blue November campaignO INSS (National Social Security Institute) listed the social security benefits released to men who fall ill. The idea is to inform about the salary protection that these people have if they need to abandon their work due to poor health.
Blue November is aimed at the men’s health awareness, mainly to prevent prostate cancer. The INSS brought research from the National Cancer Institute (INCA) showing that this is the second most common malignancy among men in the country.
And the forecast is not optimistic, it is believed that by 2025 70% of prostate cancer diagnoses will occur in the South and Southeast regions. Therefore, it is important to raise awareness among men regarding examination, treatment and social security help they can get if the disease is confirmed.
INSS benefits for men with cancer
The INSS listed the social security benefits for those who are affected by some type of physical disability, such as prostate cancer. It will be necessary to undergo medical examination to confirm the situation, The doctor is the one who will tell you how long the worker should be away from their activities.
BPC (Continued Payment Benefit)
- Payment is guaranteed to seniors over 65 years of age, or people with permanent disabilities (for more than two years) of any age;
- Released to those registered in the Single Registry;
- Does not require a contribution to the INSS;
- Prove low income, with monthly family income of a maximum of 1/4 of the minimum wage per person;
- The amount released is 1 minimum wage per month.
Temporary Disability Benefit (Sickness Benefit)
- It can be used by anyone who is ill and unable to do work or usual activities;
- You must have made 12 monthly contributions to the INSS before applying;
- Those who become ill due to a work activity, or who have acquired very serious illnesses, are exempt from the need for contributions;
- The payment amount is 91% of the worker’s average salary.
Permanent Disability Benefit (Disability Retirement)
- You must have made 12 monthly contributions;
- The expert is the one who will say whether the worker needs to retire due to disability, or whether he or she can receive sickness benefit, which is temporary;
- Allows an additional 25% of the salary if it is necessary to hire the services of a caregiver.