The profits of the FGTS 2020 will be deposited by August 31, 2021 in the accounts of nearly 89 million workers. Photo: Marcelo Camargo / Agência Brasil
The difficulties generated by the pandemic pushed more workers to resort to anniversary withdrawals from the Employment Compensation Fund (FGTS) in 2021. Until August, withdrawals in this modality already amounted to 8.1 billion reais, practically the same amount recorded in the whole period of 2020, total of 8.4 billion. Almost 13 million workers have already used birthday loot this year. The federal government expects that by the end of 2021, values will rise even more and approach 12 billion reais, according to an estimate from the Ministry of the Economy obtained by the state.