To consult important data on government platforms, such as the FGTS balance, it is sometimes necessary for the beneficiary to inform his NIS, but many people do not even know what the acronym stands for or how to consult the number to proceed with the process.
For you who are in this place of doubt, we decided to clarify everything. Find out what NIS means, what it is for and how to consult it directly over the internet, without having to leave your home.
What is NIS?
The Social Identification Number is also known in other ways, such as the Social Integration Program (PIS) and the Civil Servants’ Heritage Training Program (PASEP) or Worker Registration Number (NIT).
It is worth noting that the number of NIS and PIS are exactly the same, showing a long numerical sequence, but they come from different sources. The first is generated from the National Register of Social Information (Cnis), which aims to gather information about people who benefit from government assistance services, mainly Bolsa Família.
The PIS is related to the Ministry of Labor, since it is generated from the moment the individual signs the work card for the first time.
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It is important to emphasize that in relation to NIS and NIT there is a basic differentiation so that people do not confuse which one to consult. The first refers to formal workers, who have an official employment contract with the work card, while the second is intended for self-employed professionals and with informal income.
There are also several sources that allow you to consult the NIS, as in the FGTS extract itself issued by Caixa Econômica, through the Citizen Card, if you have one, and even in the work card, as mentioned.
Now that the difference between the main benefits has been clarified and you already know that you should consult the NIS to inform during any registration stage, there may still be the question of how to find it remotely. Find out below.
How to consult NIS on the internet
The process is extremely simple for people linked to government benefits, such as Bolsa Família, as a database is created in the Cadastro Único – or CadÚnico, only.
Thanks to this, it is possible to download the application to your cell phone and consult directly through it. Just go to the smartphone store and search for “Meu CadÚnico”, available both for android phones, through the Play Store, and for those who have iOS system, through the App Store.
When using the application, the process is quite simple, as it only requires the user to enter his CPF number and some other complementary data to access the information.
There is a hierarchy among the members of the family, since the person who is determined as the head or guardian during the construction of the CadÚnico can see not only the number of his NIS, but also of all the others in the family nucleus, such as the children.
In addition, it is worth emphasizing that CadÚnico does not necessarily need to be consulted only via the mobile application. If you are at the computer and want to search for your NIS number on the internet, just use the My CadÚnico website and you’re done.
Just provide the same information mentioned above and the process for viewing your NIS online can happen in the same way.