Assistance Benefits in Brazil

Changes and Challenges to the Exercise of a Constitutional Right

  • Marco Aurélio Serau Junior
  • José Ricardo Caetano Costa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Marco Aurélio Serau Junior, José Ricardo Caetano Costa
    Pages 1-5
  3. General Theory

  4. Requirements for Granting the Benefit

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Ana Maria Correa Isquierdo, José Ricardo Caetano Costa
      Pages 81-92
    3. Bruno Takahashi, Karina Carla Lopes Garcia
      Pages 93-108
    4. José Ricardo Caetano Costa, Marco Aurelio Serau Junior
      Pages 123-142
    5. Camila Bibiana Freitas Baraldi, Táli Pires de Almeida, Tatiana Chang Waldman
      Pages 163-179

About this book


This edited book focuses on the most controversial aspects of assistance benefits as mandated by the Brazilian Constitution of 1988 - and the challenges that have merged since the approval, in 1993, of the Federal Act 8.742, also known as Organic Law of Social Assistance. This collection of essays allows the reader to understand some important changes in social assistance policies in Brazil in recent years, having the General Theory of Social Security and the Human Rights as references. The tensions between economic principles and affirmative policies for the less advantaged parts of the society are also covered, showing how different interpretations of key concepts - like need, poverty or family - may have an important role on the exercise of fundamental rights.


Brazilian law assistance benefit constitutional law human rights labor law social protection social security

Editors and affiliations

  • Marco Aurélio Serau Junior
    • 1
  • José Ricardo Caetano Costa
    • 2
  1. 1.Tribunal Regional Federal 3a. regiãSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Isquierdo e Costa Advogados AssociaPelotasBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27044-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27046-3
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