Paralympic T44 200 metres champion Alan Oliveira could benefit from the CPB scheme ©Getty Images

The Brazilian Paralympic Committee has revealed that it will pay bonuses to athletes who medal on home soil at Rio 2016.

Every host nation is always desperate for success in front of their own fans and there will be an extra incentive for Brazilians at their home Paralympics, which will get underway on September 7 with the opening ceremony.

Bonuses will depend on the colour of medal won and there will be different rules for individuals and teams.

Any individual gold medallist will receive BRL 60,000 (£11,000/$15,000/€14,000) while silver will earn athletes BRL 30,000 (£5,000/$7,500/€7,000) and bronze will see them pocket BRL 20,000 (£3,000/$5,000/€4,500).

Any guides and assistants involved with podium finishes will also be rewarded.

Blind sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina won two gold medals for Brazil in London
Blind sprinter Terezinha Guilhermina won two gold medals for Brazil in London ©Getty Images

The money will come from the Agnelo/Piva Bill, which rules that 2.7 per cent from the gross revenues from the federal lottery, after prizes are paid out, should be allocated to the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the CPB.

"We really wanted that the first initiative of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee after the law Agnelo/Piva was directly related to the performance of our athletes,” said Andrew Parsons, President of the CPB and Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee.

“We want to reward the athletes for medals after the 2016 Paralympic Games.”

The CPB hopes to be represented by 271 athletes in Rio and is aiming for the top five on the medals table.

At London 2012, Brazil finished seventh with 43 medals - 21 golds, 14 silvers and eight bronze.