Woman’s Pension Cancelled Because She’s Too Old

Jesuína Santos Cardoso of Union City, Brazil, has been receiving old age benefits for a long time. But recently the National Social Security Institute (INSS) suspended her payments because they thought it was a case of fraud. Surely she couldn’t be 120 years old! There have been cases where a family continues to receive benefits after an elderly relative passed away. So Dona Jesuína had to travel to Curitiba, 300 kilometers away, to prove that she was indeed, still alive. Her 53-year-old granddaughter accompanied her.  

After the INSS employees saw owner Jesuína in the car, not only reactivated its benefit as Dalíria encouraged to go in search of the title for the elderly. A councilman, friend of the family, is in dealing with the documentation of the resident by the Guinness Book, the record books. The date of birth brought the old registration is January 30, 1896.

Dona Jesuína had 15 children, three of whom are still alive. She also has 36 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, and 44 great grandchildren. She never saw a doctor in her life before the age of 100. Whether or not the family will be able to document Jesuína’s age well enough for the Guinness Book, she will continue to receive a pension as long as she’s alive. Here’s the article in its original Portuguese.  -via reddit


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