How do I receive Gas Aid?






If you need some extra help to buy cooking gas, the Auxílio Gásor Vale Gás can be an interesting option.

This federal government program aims to help low-income families that use cooking gas.

But how to receive the Gas Aid? What are the requirements to qualify? And how to apply? How to query aid gas?

In this article, we will answer all these questions and help you understand how to guarantee this benefit.

What is the Gas Allowance?

Auxílio Gás is a benefit from the Brazilian federal government created to help families in vulnerable situations acquire cooking gas.

With the increase in the price of gas, many families have faced difficulties in meeting this cost, and this benefit appears as an alternative to soften this impact on the family budget.

Who is entitled to Gas Allowance?

Several groups are entitled to benefit. Here are the main ones:

Low-income families

Families with a per capita income of up to half a minimum wage or a total monthly income of up to three minimum wages can apply for the benefit.

Bolsa Família beneficiaries

People who are already beneficiaries of the Bolsa Família Program can also receive the Gas Aid, provided they meet the established income criteria.


Unemployed individuals who are within the income limits and have a Social Identification Number (NIS) are also entitled to the Benefit.


How to register for Gas Aid?

To register for Auxílio Gás, we list here the step by step below:

Single Registration

The first step is to be registered in the Cadastro Único for Social Programs of the Federal Government (CadÚnico). If you are not yet registered, look for the Social Assistance Reference Center (CRAS) closest to your residence to register.

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Data update

If you already have the Cadastro Único, check that your details are up to date. If there is any outdated information, look for CRAS to update your information. It is essential that your details are correct and up to date so that you can receive Vale Gás.

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Where and how to apply for Vale Gás?

There are two main ways to apply for the benefit after you have registered following the steps above. Check it out:

Caixa Econômica Federal branches

You can apply for Vale Gás directly at a Caixa Econômica Federal branch. Take your personal documents, such as RG, CPF and proof of residence, and find out about the documentation needed to prove your income.

Caixa Tem Application

Another option is to apply for Gas Aid through the Caixa Tem app, available for Android and iOS smartphones. In the app, you must enter your personal data and follow the guidelines to request the benefit.

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How to apply for gas assistance: everything you need to know

How does the Gas Aid payment work?

Understand now how the payment of the benefit occurs:

Benefit amount

The value of the Gas Allowance varies according to the number of people in the family and per capita income. The benefit aims to help with the purchase of a 13 kg gas cylinder per month. Currently, the government has decided to maintain the aid, which consists of R$ 112 paid every two months.

Deadline for receipt

After requesting the Gas Aid, the payment of the benefit is made monthly, according to the calendar established by Caixa Econômica Federal.

How to withdraw money

The value of the Gas Aid can be withdrawn at any branch of Caixa Econômica Federal or lottery outlets, using the Citizen Card or the Caixa Tem application.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is entitled to Gas Allowance?

Low-income families, Bolsa Família beneficiaries and unemployed people who meet the established income criteria.

  • How do I register for Vale Gás?

You must be enrolled in the Single Registry for Social Programs of the Federal Government and keep your data up to date.

  • Where can I apply for the Benefit?

The benefit can be requested at Caixa Econômica Federal branches or through the Caixa Tem application.

  • What is the value of the Gas Aid

The amount varies according to the number of people in the family and per capita income, and aims to help with the purchase of a 13 kg gas cylinder. Since the government has currently decided to maintain the value, which consists of R$ 112 paid every two months.

  • How do I withdraw the benefit money?

Withdrawals can be carried out at Caixa Econômica Federal branches, lottery outlets or through the Caixa Tem application.

Vale Gás is an important federal government initiative to help vulnerable families purchase cooking gas. If you meet the income criteria, be sure to apply for the benefit and guarantee this support for your family. Don’t forget to track the payment and contact Caixa in case of problems.

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