This essay reflects on the implementation of federal government emergency aid in Brazil in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting elements from the work of Social Workers in the context of growing demand for the supply of material provisions. Economic and social conditions in Brazil have particularities that impact the operationalisation of this benefit, which is aimed at the poor, that add complexity and impose limits. When considering the structural limits set, this context imposes challenges on the work of Social Workers. The need to reconnect and enhance the struggle for social rights is emphasised through the different strategies of the working class.

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Garcia, M., Pandolfi, A., Leal, F., Stocco, A., Borrego, A., Borges, R., dos A Oliveira, E., Lang, A., Oliveira Andrade, C., Salazar, S., Menandro, L. & Spolander, G. 2021, 'The COVID-19 pandemic, emergency aid and social work in Brazil.', Qualitative social work, 20(1-2), pp. 356-365. https://doi.org/10.1177/1473325020981753

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