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New Social Security combats privileges and increases transparency, says Rolim

SOCIAL SECURITY

At Conseguro 2019, Social Security Secretary defended changes in the Brazilian social security system

The Secretary of Social Security of the Special Secretariat of Social Security and Labor of the Ministry of Economy, Leonardo Rolim, said on Thursday (5/9), in Brasilia, that the Proposal of Amendment to the Constitution of the New Social Security - PEC 06/2019 - combat privileges and gives transparency to the Brazilian social security system. Approved by the Senate Constitution, Citizenship and Justice Commission (CCJ) on Wednesday (4/9), PEC 6/2019 now goes to the plenary.

Rolim participated in a debate on Social Security and Education, during the Brazilian Conference on General Insurance, Private Pension and Life, Supplementary Health and Capitalization (Conseguro 2019), promoted by the National Confederation of General Insurance, Private Pension and Life, Supplementary Health and Capitalization (CNseg) in the federal capital. “The approval of the New Social Security will help reduce privileged expenses. Today Brazil transfers more income to the population with the highest purchasing power, ”said the secretary.

Currently, Rolim added, the poorest are those who retire on the basis of age, with men on average 65.5 years old and women 61.5 years old. Those with better jobs, that is, those who can maintain formal employment relationships longer, retire for time of contribution - at 54, the overall average for people of both sexes.

Deficit

In addition to the social injustices caused by the current social security system, the secretary reiterated that the essence of the proposed changes is to contain the fiscal deficit, which grows by around 5.2% per year. The federal social security deficit was R $ 265 billion in 2018, and the forecast for 2019 is R $ 294.9 billion.

“New Social Security will not end the deficit, but it will be able to reduce its growth climb. Nor can we forget that the country is aging rapidly and that the demographic issue is already causing problems for the country today, ”said Rolim.