Provisional Measure to Combat Social Security Fraud Approved by Brazilian Senate

The government estimates that the measure will save R$10 (US$2.5) billion per year. There are indications of irregularities in sick pay, retirement due to disability and Continuing Benefits Provision (BPC).

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Senate approved yesterday, June 3rd, Provisional Measure (MP) 871/2019, aimed at combating fraud in the social security system and making rules for social security benefits stricter. The MP was approved on its last day before it expired and is now up for presidential sanction.

On a Monday, an atypical day for plenary voting, 68 senators were present. Of these, 55 voted for the MP and twelve against. Chamber President Davi Alcolumbre (DEM) did not vote.

The text approved establishes a program to review benefits showing irregularities and authorizes . . .

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