Didn't receive your extraordinary FGTS? Find out how to contest Caixa’s decision

The last extraordinary FGTS deposit is this Thursday, December 15th, for December birthdays. Around 40 million workers are or will be insured since the April sabbatical came into force.

The number is an estimate by Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF) of the number of workers entitled to reimbursement. Please note that Brazilians who are entitled to the extraordinary FGTS, but for some reason have not yet received the amounts, must request the allowance by December 15th.

If the extraordinary FGTS is not withdrawn by the specified date, the amounts are returned to the employee's original severance fund accounts with the appropriate corrections. Those who are not interested in redeeming the benefit also have the option of communicating their decision via the FGTS application.

When the release of Economy Minister Paulo Guedes was announced, he said that the federal government's intention in approving out-of-season transfers was for indebted and defaulting workers to use the amounts to regulate their financial situation. Many of them even used the extraordinary FGTS for a wide variety of investments during this period.

Who can withdraw the extraordinary FGTS benefit?

Basically, those who provide services under the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT) regime and create the current collection that makes up the active account.

The same applies to workers who no longer have a signed work card, but who have a balance in inactive FGTS accounts. Remember that these inactive accounts refer to previous years in which withdrawal was not permitted due to non-compliance with basic circumstances, namely:

  • Retirement;
  • Dismissal without just cause;
  • Financing of private residence;
  • Worker over 70 years of age;
  • Worker for around three years, but without a formal contract.
  • Treatment of serious illness, but of the FGTS holder or dependents.

How do I appeal to unreleased FGTS

Undeposited extraordinary FGTS may also involve the provision of incorrect or incomplete data, which has become an obstacle to opening a Caixa Tem account. In this case, the employee must therefore contest the benefits request.

To do this, simply access the FGTS application and enter the requested data on the platform. However, before citizens request to withdraw the money, they must make sure that their CPF is correct and that nothing interferes with opening their digital savings account. Here's an easy step for anyone accessing the app for the first time:

  • Search for FGTS in your cell phone app store. Click Install and open the application;
  • Select the Register option;
  • Fill in all the necessary data: CPF, full name, date of birth, email and register an access password;
  • The password must be numeric, with six digits. For those who have already used the application, you can repeat the same password number you used previously;
  • After entering your details, click on the I'm not a robot button.
  • You will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided. Access and click on the link sent;
  • After registering, open the APP and share the CPF and registered password;
  • After logging in, some additional questions about your functional life will appear;
  • After answering these questions, you must read and accept the application's terms of use by clicking Agree;
  • Completed, you can now use the FGTS APP and enjoy all the new features.

Pedro Henrique

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