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Cash Benefits to Disabled Persons in Brazil: an analysis of BPC - continuous cash benefit programme

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  • Marcelo Medeiros
  • Debora Diniz
  • Flávia Squinca

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The paper presents an analysis of the Continuous Cash Benefit Programme (BPC, which stands for Benefício de Prestação Continuada in Portuguese), an unconditionalcash transfer to the elderly or to extremely poor individuals with disabilities. The information used in the assessment stems from the study of court decisions and laws related to the programme since its implementation, an analysis based on questionnaires applied to medical experts, interviews with the programme managers, as well as areview of pre-existing studies regarding BPC. In order to contribute to the management of the programme, as well as to improvements or even implementation of similar programmes in other countries, the study gives some recommendations aboutthe design, operation and future evaluations of the programme.Keywords: BPC, Disability, Cash Transfers, Cash Benefits, Social Assistance

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  • Marcelo Medeiros & Debora Diniz & Flávia Squinca, 2006. "Cash Benefits to Disabled Persons in Brazil: an analysis of BPC - continuous cash benefit programme," Discussion Papers 1184, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:ipe:ipetds:1184
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    1. Fabio Veras Soares & Sergei Suarez Dillon Soares & Marcelo Medeiros & Rafael Guerreiro Osório, 2006. "Cash Transfer Programmes in Brazil: Impacts on Inequality and Poverty," Working Papers 21, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth.
    2. Kate Gooding & Anna Marriot, 2009. "Including persons with disabilities in social cash transfer programmes in developing countries," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(5), pages 685-698.

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