The INSS retirement ceiling rises to R $ 7,087

For INSS beneficiaries who receive a minimum wage, the correction is 10.18%, slightly above the INPC 2021. | Photo credit: André Rodrigues / Arquivo / Gazeta do Povo

Retirees and pensioners of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) who receive more than a minimum wage will benefit from an increase of 10.16% in 2022. The adjustment follows the variation of the National Price Index consumption (INPC) from January to December 2022. 2021, published this Tuesday (11) by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). With the readjustment, the INSS ceiling goes from BRL 6,443.57 to BRL 7,087.22.

The 10.16% increase applies to other social security benefits above the minimum wage, such as sickness pay, and comes into effect on February 1, when the January payroll will be paid. In the case of individual microentrepreneurs (MEI), who have their own table, the monthly contribution is R $ 60.60, plus R $ 1 for those working in commerce and industry and R $ 5 for those who work in the service sector.

For INSS beneficiaries who receive a minimum wage, the correction was 10.18%, slightly above the 2021 INPC. The index was defined at the end of last year, when President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) modified the provisional measure which fixed the minimum wage for 2022 at R $ 1,212.

Although the minimum wage has increased a little more than the INPC, the insured will have no real gain (above inflation). This is because about R $ 2 of the readjusted amount was given as compensation for the below inflation readjustment in 2021. The 10.16% readjustment is only valid for those who received payments on January 1 from Last year. With information from Agência Brasil.

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