Over 5,100 People Will be Forced to Return Family Grant Money

According to the Ministry of Citizenship, 5,100 people who unduly received Bolsa Família (Family Grant) funds will be required to return the money to the public coffers.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry, in charge of the federal program, expects to recover R$5.8 million (US$1.45 million).

Individuals suspected of fraud in the program were detected through an audit by the CGU (Federal Comptroller General) and a cross-check with the TCU (Federal Court of Auditors).

Former beneficiaries are charged with intentionally providing incorrect information to the Unified Registry for Social Programs or having an income higher than that . . .

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