Workers can use FGTS to buy prosthetics and orthotics

Workers can use FGTS to buy prosthetics and orthotics

This possibility was already foreseen since 2015

Workers can use FGTS to buy prosthetics and orthoticsAccountingWorkers with physical or sensory disabilities may, starting next Thursday (15), use the balance of the Severance Pay Fund (FGTS) for the purchase of prostheses and orthoses.This possibility was already foreseen since 2015, when the Disability Inclusion Law - the Disability Statute was published.However, the regulation of this law was missing, which was done in April this year by decree.The announcement was made today (14) by representatives of Caixa and the Ministry of Labor during a press conference.According to the decree regulating the Statute of the Disabled, to have access to the resource and use it for the purchase of prostheses and orthoses, a worker with disabilities will be considered to have a physical or sensory impediment that produces effects over the period. minimum of two years and may prevent their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others."It is important to note...


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