The 28 locations in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo can join the indemnity payment flow until October 31
The term for joining the Simplified Indemnity System was extended for 90 days. Now, the 28 locations in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo can join the indemnity payment flow until October 31st. The new deadline was granted through court rulings after the Committee of the Affected Parties requested an extension in court.
Implemented by the Renova Foundation in August 2020 by decision of the 12th Federal Court, the Simplified Indemnity System allows categories with difficult proof of damage, such as subsistence and informal fishermen, washerwomen, artisans, sand harvesters, carters, to be compensated. The settlements are one-off and definitive payments, as ruled by the Court, and they vary from R$ 17,000 to R$ 567,000, according to the damage category. Click here to check the amounts.
To join the system, you must be represented by a lawyer or public defender, according to a court decision. In addition, it must be confirmed that the claimant was at least 16 years of age at the time of the dam collapse and that they registered or requested registration in the Renova Foundation database by April 30, 2020.
Nine months after the first payment, made in September 2020, the Simplified Indemnity System reached in June 2021 the amount of approximately R$ 1.6 billion for 17 thousand people.
In all, 28 locations in Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo can join the system until October 31st.
In Minas Gerais, they are: Ponte Nova, Pingo D’Água, Santa Cruz do Escalvado, Tumiritinga, Galiléia, São José do Goiabal, Resplendor, Fernandes Tourinho, Caratinga, Ipaba, Bugre, Aimorés, Santana do Paraíso, Rio Doce, Sem Peixe, Bom Jesus do Galho, Belo Oriente, Periquito, Governador Valadares, Itueta and Naque. In Espirito Santo they are: São Mateus, Linhares, Aracruz, Conceição da Barra, Baixo Guandu, Colatina and Marilandia.
Access to the Simplified Indemnity System is made through the online platform Attorney’s Portal, at the Renova Foundation website (www.fundacaorenova.org). Payment takes place within 10 working days after the approval of the acceptance agreement by the Court.
The Renova Foundation has dedicated teams to deal with any problems in using the platform and is in permanent contact with the applicants’ attorneys via SMS, email or WhatsApp. Attorneys can call 0800 031 2303 for any doubts or concerns.