PIM – Mediated Indemnity Program aims to compensate people and micro and small businesses that suffered material or non-material damage or loss of economic activities, as a direct consequence of the Fundão dam collapse, in a quick and simple manner and without the procedures and costs of a lawsuit.
However, there are some differences in the indemnity of the general public and of children, adolescents and people with disabilities.
WHO IS CONSIDERED A MINOR AND INCAPABLE?
Those people who do not have legal capacity to answer for their actions, whether due to an illness, mental disability or being underage. According to the Statute of the Child and Adolescent (ECA) – Article 2 of Law No. 8.069 of July 13, 1990, every person under the age of 18 is considered a minor.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN INDEMNITY FOR THIS PUBLIC?
The difference is that, for them, the Renova Foundation can only make the payment after authorization of a Judge. Therefore, all the Conciliation Terms that include the indemnity of minors and incapable persons have to go through this approval process. It concerns a legal requirement because, under the law, minors and incapable persons do not have legal capacity to answer for their actions.
WHO LEADS THE PROCESS WITH THE JUDICIARY?
It is the PIM team who leads the whole process with the Judiciary, therefore it is not necessary that the impacted parties hire lawyers.
WHEN DOES THE PAYMENT TAKE PLACE?
Once the court has verified that the indemnity process is in order, the Foundation may initiate the payment. The deadline is 90 days, but Renova, on average, has managed to pay within 30 days.
HOW WILL THE PAYMENT BE RECEIVED?
The payment will be deposited on the same card that was provided to the parents/ guardians of the minors and incapable persons at the time they signed the Conciliation Agreement at the PIM office.