Caixa releases FGTS withdrawal from municipalities affected by rains

Workers from the municipalities of São Gonçalo do Rio Baixo and Vespasiano, in Minas Gerais, who live in addresses affected by the rains identified by the Municipal Civil Defense, can request, from today (12) until next Monday (14), the withdrawal of the Severance Indemnity Fund (FGTS) for calamity.

Interested parties must have a positive balance in the FGTS account and cannot have withdrawn for the same reason in a period of less than 12 months. The maximum withdrawal amount is R$ 6,220.00.

The request is made easily and quickly through the FGTS application, option Meus Saques, on the cell phone, without the need to go to an agency. The tool is available for free download on digital platforms and is compatible with Android and IOS operating systems.

“When registering the request, it is possible to indicate a Caixa account, including Poupança Digital Caixa Tem, or another financial institution to receive the amounts, at no cost. So far, 72 municipalities in Bahia, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro, Espírito Santo and São Paulo have been enabled with the FGTS withdrawal due to a calamity,” Caixa reported.

Also according to Caixa, the deadline for returning the analysis and crediting the account, if the withdrawal is approved, is five working days.

Translated to english by RJ983

From Brazil, by EBC News