Emergency assistance in Belo Horizonte (MG) is

The Law Project that institutes the Municipal Emergency Aid, in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG), was approved by the councilors in the second round on Monday (27). PL 159/2021 provides monthly aid to poor, extremely poor and homeless families. The text now goes to the sanction of Mayor Alexandre Kalil (PSD).

The initial proposal was for the aid to be R$100 monthly. Councilors modified the text, allowing installments of R$100 or R$200 to be cumulative for poor or extremely poor families. Thus, the aid can reach R$ 400 monthly. The benefit will be paid for six months.

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Families registered in the Cadastro Único may receive until June 30, 2021 and that meet the requirements of each modality.

The homeless population will also be included in the aid, as informed by councilwoman Macaé Evaristo (PT) on her Twitter.

late but still in time

The approval was long awaited by councilors and left-wing councilors, who, since the beginning of the covid-19 pandemic, have spoken out in favor of Municipal Aid as a complement to federal aid, and also as the only policy for people in vulnerable situations and who did not succeed. access other benefits.

For councilwoman Iza Lourença (PSOL), the approval is the result of the mobilization of popular movements, which in addition to holding a petition with 50,000 signatures, continued to play the role of assistance to those who needed it most.

“The approval of Auxílio Belo Horizonte today is a victory for the city. Especially the social movements, which have been organizing solidarity campaigns for over a year to make up for a lack that the State should make up for, which is the lack of food on people’s plates”, declared the councilor.

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In Iza’s assessment, popular movement was essential to pressure the City of Belo Horizonte to make a proposal and send it to the City Council, where it could be modified and improved.

“This aid arrives late, but it still arrives in time to help families in vulnerable situations”, he completes.

Source: BoF Minas Gerais

Edition: Elis Almeida

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