Last updated: 27/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved
Population group
Poor households

Programme Details

Programme objectives

The programme offers discounts on energy bills for low-income consumers, promoting social inclusion and ensuring more affordable access to this essential service. The initiative aims to alleviate costs for economically vulnerable families, contributing to equity in access to electricity. Indigenous and quilombola families may be eligible for tariff exemption depending on their electricity consumption bracket.

Targeting and eligiblity

Eligibility criteria
Families registered in the Federal Government's Single Registry for Social Programmes (Cadastro Único), with a monthly per capita family income of less than or equal to half the national minimum wage; Elderly people aged 65 or over or people with disabilities, who receive the Social Assistance Continuous Cash Benefit - BPC, under the terms of arts. 20 and 21 of Law no. 8.742, of 7 December 1993; A family enrolled in the Single Registry with a monthly income of up to 3 (three) minimum wages, who has an illness or disability (physical, motor, hearing, visual, intellectual and multiple) whose treatment, medical or therapeutic procedure requires the continued use of appliances, equipment or instruments that require electricity to operate.

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Gradual and regressive discount in relation to the amount of energy consumed each month, through bands with differentiated instalments of gratuity, up to a limit of 220 KWh/month, and applied directly to the value of the electricity bill issued by the distributors.