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The micro-entrepreneur is entitled to which INSS benefits? check out

The Individual Microentrepreneur (MEI) was established by the National Statute of Microenterprises and Small Businesses, by the Complementary Law 128 in 2008, with the objective of regularizing the situation of informal and self-employed professionals.

To formalize as MEI, the interested party must see if their occupation fits. Thus, the same can register through the site of the federal government and right there to generate the first Documento de Arrecadação do Simples Nacional (DAS-MEI).

The DAS-MEI must be paid monthly by the MEI every 20th, so that it has access to the benefits of the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) and others. And, in case of default, these benefits are suspended.

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What benefits of the INSS is the MEI entitled to?

The MEI that meets the requirements and complies with the obligations has access to the following INSS benefits:

  • Retirement due to age or disability in the amount of one minimum wage, not including retirement due to contribution time;
  • Paid sick leave due to health problems (sick leave);
  • Social Security coverage extended to the family;
  • Maternity pay;
  • For the family: reclusion aid;
  • Pension for death.

Other benefits

The MEI also has other facilities, such as:

  • CNPJ, thus facilitating the opening of a bank account and access to credit with cheaper interest;
  • Exemption from the payment of federal taxes (Income Tax, PIS, Cofins, IPI and CSLL);
  • Can negotiate with public bodies;
  • Issue invoice;
  • Technical support and support from Sebrae.

What are the requirements to become MEI?

According to the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae), the MEI must meet the following requirements:

  • Maximum annual revenue of R$ 81 thousand per year or R$ 6,750.00 per month;
  • Not be a partner or owner in another company;
  • Have a maximum of one employee and pay a minimum wage (R$ 1,212.00) or the minimum wage for the category to which they fall.

What are the obligations of the MEI?

The individual microentrepreneur has some obligations that must be fulfilled:

  • Complete the monthly gross expense report;
  • Pay the DAS every month;
  • Make the Annual Declaration of Simples Nacional (DASN);
  • Issue invoice when necessary.

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