Learn more about Fuel Aid

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To help Brazilian men and women who need to use fuel-powered vehicles in Brazil, Senator Jean Paul Pratos (PT), created the Fuel Aid social program, executed by, also a senator, Eduardo Braga (MDB).

The program is expected to go into effect next year, helping workers with a cash allowance.

We'll talk more about Fuel Allowance in this article. Check out.


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With the financial losses that the pandemic has left, along with the Financial crisis which is being aggravated by the war between Russia and Ukraine, making oil more expensive, this aid was planned to help workers who use fossil fuel-based vehicles.

The program's target audience is taxi drivers, motoboys, app drivers and others who fit into certain categories.

Causalities are causing a lot of variation in the prices that the final consumer pays for products such as cooking gas and natural gas.


A maximum value of R$ 3 billion. The program will modify the ICMS tax, which falls on diesel, cooking gas, natural gas, ethanol, gasoline and biodiesel.

Resource precedence

According to Senator Prates' speech, there was not much clarity about the precedence of the financial resources that will be destined to the program, however, he declared that the functioning will depend on budgetary, fiscal and financial possibilities.

The program must make a change and be integrated into the CEP (Fuel Price Stabilization Account).


By law, it is forbidden for new concessions of tax advantages to come into effect in election years, except in cases of public calamity, state of emergency, programs permitted by law and programs already in progress from other years.

Therefore, the Fuel Aid program should only come into force in the next year of 2023.

Who can receive Fuel Allowance?

To receive Fuel Allowance, you must first be a worker whose work function depends on a fossil fuel powered vehicle.

Understand the categories to receive the aid:

  • Private transport driver worker who has his own vehicle. Example: taxi drivers, motoboys, app drivers;
  • Pilot worker or driver of small boats, who has a vehicle with an engine of up to 16 HP;
  • Driver of a moped or motorcycle with an engine of up to 125 cc.

Now, regarding the amount to be received, it will depend on the category that the worker falls into. See the values below:

  • R$ 300.00 – private transport drivers who have their own vehicle;
  • R$ 300.00 – pilot or driver of small boats with an engine of up to 16 HP;
  • R$ 100.00 – motorcyclists with vehicles up to 125 cc.

Finally, citizens who fit into the aforementioned categories must also prove that they have a monthly family income of up to 3 minimum wages.

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