Good news has emerged regarding the amounts to be received by workers in relation to the FGTS (Fundo de Garantia do Tempo de Serviço). This is not a new form of withdrawal, nor even an increase in the estimate of the calculation of the monthly installment (which is currently 8% of the minimum wage). That is, the contingent receivable amount is due for further review.
Many workers will be able to receive amounts of up to R$10,000, but the vast majority have no idea of this possibility. Indeed, the review option depends on the final decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF). However, if you have ever worked under a formal contract and received FGTS payments, the amount may apply to you as well.
Where do the receivables come from?
First of all, it is extremely important to emphasize that the possibility of receiving is available only to those who have previously worked under the CLT (Consolidation of Labor Laws) regime, bearing registration in the labor card. In other words, it is an option for those who have worked with a formal contract, given the working time.
So the possibility is due to a law thesis, titled Service Time Guarantee Fund Review. In general, the objective of the thesis is to propose the unconstitutionality of the so-called reference rate (TR). This fee is used to correct amounts that have been deposited into accounts receiving the Fund and which for some reason have been paid out incorrectly.
However, TR was introduced in 1999, but since then it is considered unprofitable. Indeed, this calculation can lead to a financial loss for the workers. This loss can be given by considering that the TR does not follow inflation rates. In other words, it makes it impossible to correct the Fund, as it should be done.
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Given the aforementioned situation, a new alternative is emerging. Given the loss of TR revenue, a new proposal aims to implement the rate review, replacing the current calculation with a new index. The emphasis is on finding a new calculation object, capable of tracking the entire accumulation of inflationary indices, taking into account years of work.
In advance, there are already two estimates of markers which can take the place of the TR, due to the calculation. The suggestion is based on the revision by the INPC (national index of consumer prices) and/or the IPCA (general index of national consumer prices). If the STF approves this modification, several workers who have worked, under the aforementioned conditions, between the period from 1999 to the present day, may request the revision.
So, according to the leaked information, there is still no specific date for the approval. Also, there is no exact amount to be received. However, the indices indicate that the workers should receive an average of 10,000 reais. However, the calculator may provide the equivalent value up to 60 minimum wages. Finally, we have to wait for a new pronouncement from the STF.