‘Citizen Income’ Will be New Name for Brazil’s ‘Family Grant’

Bolsonaro approved the creation of a social program that needs R$30 billion to assist ten million new families. The source of funds has not been disclosed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro's new social program should be called 'Renda Cidadã' (Citizen Income), according to the rapporteur of the Proposal for Constitutional Amendment (PEC) of the so-called Federative Pact, Senator Márcio Bittar (MDB-AC).

This bill makes room in the federal budget for increased spending. The Renda Cidadã should replace and expand the Bolsa Família (Family Grant), created during the PT (Workers' Party) administration, which serves some 14 million families at an annual cost of R$32 billion (US$6 billion).

According to Bittar, President Bolsonaro on Wednesday granted him the authorization . . .

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