INSS life proof by cell phone: how to do it?

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INSS life proof by cell phone: how to do it?

by Team AllYourVideogames | Apr 5, 2022 | Technology |


Learn how to do the INSS proof of life by cell phone in this post and stay up to date with your obligations and avoid problems in your receipts.

The INSS proof of life is a determination made by the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) that requires retirees and pensioners to provide proof of life annually to avoid fraud and prevent overpayments.



The procedure was carried out in person at the bank branches of each dependent but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, new measures were adopted thinking about the safety and preservation of the health of those who needed to give the faith of life.

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To mitigate this impact after the recurring postponement of the process in 2022, the INSS developed the fully digital proof of life. This is a pilot project that has been in use since August last year and, this year, according to the Ministry of Economy, it could reach approximately 5,3 million people.


The INSS proof of life by cell phone, in addition to avoiding the displacement of users, allows the method to be carried out completely by phone. Want to stay in the loop and find out how the app works?

We are going to show you some precious information that will help you understand the dynamics of the mechanism, the consequences of not proving life and how to do it step by step on your cell phone.

INSS proof of life by cell phone: About the INSS service

The project was developed by the INSS with the collaboration of the Special Secretariat for Debureaucratization, Management and Digital Government, the Ministry of Economy, the Pension Technology and Information Company (Dataprev) and the Federal Data Processing Service (Serpro).



The identification process takes place through digital facial biometrics and that is why it is important that the beneficiaries have a cell phone that has a camera in hand. In addition, users must have their biometrics registered in the Electoral Court or National Driver's License (CNH).

The databases used are provided by the National Traffic Department (Denatran) and the Superior Electoral Court (TSE). To keep the retirees and pensioners already eligible informed, the INSS is sending SMS and emails to contact the group of people. In addition, the material is disseminated on the Institute's official networks and channels and also through the Meu INSS app.


What happens if I am unable to complete the INSS Proof of Life?

When a user does not perform the proof of life, the benefit is blocked. Due to the difficulties imposed by the unfolding of Covid-19 in the country, Ordinance No. 1.278, published on February 24, communicated the extension of the procedure in March and April 2022.

However, the return of the cuts will take effect from May. See the table below for the update schedule:

(Image from Caixa Econômica Federal)

INSS life proof by cell phone: how to do it?

To carry out the procedure, you must download the “Meu Gov.br” application, available on the Play Store and App Store. To monitor the status of your order, simply download “My INSS” also on the same platforms.

Step 1. Carefully read the information that appears on the screen. After being aware of what is being informed, click on “authorize”.



Step 2. Pay attention to the next message. The warning is that the data cannot be changed. When making sure that everything is correct, proceed to “perform validation”.



Step 3. The app will ask for permission to take photos and record videos. Click on “allow”.

Step 4. At this point it will be necessary to provide some information about you. Have your National Driver's License handy. Press “proceed” after filling in all the required data.

Step 5. Here begins the phase to take pictures. Read the instructions provided so that the image comes out correctly and press “I understand”.

Step 6. Image capitalization options will appear. Make sure that the light is sufficient and center the face in the indicated place and in “near”, always following the instructions for the photo.



Step 7. Attention: if your face leaves the circle indicated for obtaining the photo, the photographs will have to be removed again.

Step 8. If you feel better, use the phone's rear camera and click "start".

Step 9. In this step, the face validation will be done. Follow the directions that will appear on the screen to blink your eyes.

Step 10. Ready, face validation successfully performed!

If you want to know more, in the video below you can check out in practice how to do the INSS life proof by cell phone. Check out the video for tips on how to complete the process.


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