The approval process of the compensations is done through local court
On January 24, the Renova Foundation started the approval procedure in court for the compensation of minors and incapable persons in Governador Valadares (MG). This process is necessary in order to release payments.
Within 30 days after publication of the approval decision, the amount of compensation will be credited on the cards already issued to parents, guardians and incapable persons of the town of Governador Valadares who joined the phase 1 program, which serves only those who have been affected by the interruption in the supply and distribution of drinking water due to the collapse of the Fundão dam.
The Renova Foundation has started the indemnification program for the communities impacted by the collapse of the Fundão dam, property of Samarco Mineração. The Mediated Indemnity Program (PIM) is aimed at compensating those affected, in a timely manner, with a mutual agreement and without the procedures of a lawsuit.
PIM is available for individuals, families, micro and small businesses that suffered material loss or loss of economical activities, as a direct and immediate consequence of the collapse. Participation is voluntary and free of charge. Those interested who have filed a lawsuit can join PIM. However, in case they agree with the proposal, they should stop the lawsuit in order to receive the payment.
The Mediated Indemnity Program has fixed and itinerant offices called Mediated Indemnity Centers (CIM), to assist the residents of the impacted towns. For compensation of those affected by the interruption in the supply and distribution of water, the offices in Governador Valadares (MG) and Colatina (ES) are already in operation. The impacted residents that are eligible to participate in the program will only be assisted by appointment, scheduled by date, time and location through the 0800 031 2303 Renova Foundation Call Center. Learn more.