Have you heard of the benefit granted by the Federal Government, called the Social Electric Energy Tariff? If this program sounds new to you, know that you are in the right place!
That’s because in today’s article we will introduce you to everything we need to know about the social program Social Tariff of Electric Energy, a system that has already provided access to electricity to thousands of Brazilians who are in the country’s poverty line.
Thus, we want the reader friend and reader friend to make a good reading and thus know this important social program.
What is the Social Electricity Tariff?
The Social Electric Energy Tariff is nothing more than a public policy that grants discounts on the electricity bill to all those families that belong to low-income groups.
In addition, this program is duly regulated by Law No. 12,212, which was created in 2010 and implemented by Decree No. 7,583 of October 2011.
How does it work?
This program works as follows: the consumer receives a monthly rebate on the electricity bill that varies according to the consumption table:
- 30 kWh/month = 65% discount on monthly rate;
- 31 kWh at 100 kWh/month = 40% discount;
- 101 kWh at 220 kWh/month = 10% discount;
- More than 220 kWh/month = 0%.
As you can see from the amounts mentioned above, the lower your energy expenditure, the higher the percentage discount on the invoice.
It is also worth mentioning that all indigenous families or quilombolas have a 100% discount on consumption, provided that this consumption is up to 50 kWh per month.
How do I apply for the Social Electricity Tariff?
In order to request participation in the Social Energy Tariff program you will need to look for your energy distributor present in your city and ask for the classification of your home in the low-income residential subclass.
On this occasion, you must provide your name, identity, CPF or other photo id. It can also be RANI, in the case of indigenous peoples. In addition, you will also need:
- Identification code of your consumer unit, i.e. registration of the house that will benefit.
- Social Identification Number – NIS or Family Code in the Single Registry (CadÚnico);
- Or Benefit number, upon receipt of the Continued Benefit – BPC.
If you live with you someone who has a disease, and who needs a medical device for treatment, the report and medical certificate must be presented.
Attention! To continue receiving the Social Electric Energy Tariff, update your data regularly in the Single Register. That way, look for your city hall to find out where to upgrade. This is important, since people with outdated registration for more than two years, are at risk of losing the Social Tariff of Electricity.
If you have already received the social fare but lose at some point, you can search the city hall of your city and update your information of the Single Register and try again at the energy distributor.
You can also access the ANEEL website for more information. To do this, click on the following email address: https://www.aneel.gov.br/tarifa-social-baixa-renda
What’s it for?
The usefulness of this program is to grant discounts on the payment of electricity bills to families belonging to low-income groups, prioritizing those who receive up to half a minimum wage per family member.
Thus, this program serves to increase people’s accessibility to goods considered essential, such as electricity, even though they have a lower financial condition.
Who is entitled to the Social Tariff of Electricity?
All those families who are low income (monthly income less than or equal to half minimum wage per person) and also families who have a member with illness and who need an electrical appliance for treatment (in this case, the monthly income can be up to 3 minimum wages) will be entitled to this program.
Those families receiving the Continued Benefit (BPC) will also be entitled to this benefit. Thus, each family is entitled to receive this benefit in only one household, and if a duplicate is observed, the benefit is automatically cancelled.
Also remembering that all these families need to be properly registered in the Single Register (CadÚnico), which is done in social assistance (CRAS) of your city.
As you can see throughout today’s article, the Social Electric Energy Tariff is a project of assistance to the most needy that was created by the Federal Government, so that it could be possible to promote accessibility to essential goods, such as electricity in all homes of Brazilians.
Thus, this system ends up contributing to the reduction of social inequalities existing throughout the Brazilian territory and should be known and prestigious by all Brazilian citizens, since it allows an improvement in the quality of life of many people living in the poverty line.
So, would you like to comment on this program? Have you ever met him? Do you know anyone who’s had their life made easier for the benefit? What’s your take on social programs like this? Leave your feedback in the comments!