RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than half of all Brazilians may be eligible to receive the three-month payments of R$600 (US$120) emergency aid, designed to help the most vulnerable population during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study released by the Senate's Independent Fiscal Institution (IFI).
The measure will generate one of the main primary expenditures associated with tackling the pandemic in 2020, but its total figure is still unclear, according to IFI, as it depends on the development of the unemployment rate and the population's income over May and June.
Those eligible to benefit . . .