Emergency Indemnification

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Emergency Indemnification

Emergency Indemnification

Vale started paying the emergency indemnification of the preliminary agreement for the residents of Brumadinho and municipalities located up to 1km from the Paraopeba River, from Brumadinho to the Retiro Baixo reservoir in Pompéu. At the first moment, approximately 1,200 payments were made to residents of the neighborhoods Parque da Cachoeira and Córrego do Feijão.


How to register to receive the emergency indemnification?

Residents who have not yet registered to receive the emergency indemnification should schedule an appointment to deliver the required documentation in one of the Indemnification Registration Centers (PRI). Appointments must be scheduled by phone – 0800 888 1182. Applicants must go to the registration center available in their region on the scheduled date. Check out the addresses of the registration centers and the required documents.

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Emergency Indemnification Registration Centers

Check out the complete list of addresses of the Indemnification Registration Centers and see where the residents of each community can receive assistance. The table also lists the start date of service in each IRC.

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Opening hours of the Indemnification Registration Centers are 8:00 to 18:00.

The IRCs in Aranha, São José do Paraopeba and Piedade de Paraopeba are open from 8:00 to 16:00.

Required Documents:

To receive the indemnification, applicants must fill out a form as agreed in court and submit the following documents:

  • Adults: (i) ID; (ii) Social Security Number (CPF); (iii) at least one proof of residence; and (iv) checking or savings account in the applicant’s name.
  • Minors: (i) ID or birth certificate; (ii) Social Security Number (CPF); (iii) proof of guardianship; and (iv) at least one proof of residence (including proof of enrollment in school).

Proof of residence:

Registration, up to the dam breach date, with the following entities: Electoral Court, enrollment in schools or colleges, Cemig, Copasa, healthcare centers, Emater, Municipal and State Agriculture Departments, CRAS and SUAS (Unified Social Welfare System).


About the indemnification timeline

In a hearing held on March 21 in Minas Gerais, Vale presented a timeline to start registrations and process the emergency indemnification payments for residents of Brumadinho and municipalities within a 1km radius of the Paraopeba riverbed, from Brumadinho to the city of Pompéu, at the Retiro de Baixo dam. The service is available at the Indemnification Registration Centers, from Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 to 18:00 pm. The company will evaluate the documentation within 10 business days. If the documentation is complete, Vale will have 10 more business days to process the payment, which will be made for 12 months retroactively, i.e., from January to December.

About the Preliminary Agreement:

Vale signed the preliminary agreement with the Attorney's Office of the State of Minas Gerais, the Public Prosecution Office of the State of Minas Gerais, the Public Defender's Office of the State of Minas Gerais, the Federal Attorney's Office, the Federal Public Prosecution Office, and the Federal Public Defender's Office. The Agreement comprises the following:

  • Payment of one minimum wage per adult, 50% of the minimum wage per adolescent, and 25% of the minimum wage per child, for a period of 12 months;
  • A basket of staples per family of the Córrego do Feijão and Parque da Cachoeira communities, every month, for 12 months. The sum is based on the basket of staples from the Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE) and will be deposited in a checking account of the head of the family.

Who is entitled to the payment:

  • Emergency payments apply to every person that resided in the city of Brumadinho or within a 1km radius of the Paraopeba riverbed, from Brumadinho to the city of Pompéu, at the Retiro de Baixo dam, on 25/01/2019.

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Residents of Brumadinho and Region

Emergency indemnification for residents of Brumadinho and regions close to the Paraopeba riverbed

One minimum wage per adult


50% of the minimum wage per adolescent


25% of the minimum wage per child


Basked of staples: sum corresponding to one basket of staples for each family of the Córrego do Feijão and Parque da Cachoeira communities, for a period of 12 months, as established in the hearing held on 7/3. The sum is based on the basket of staples from the Inter-Union Department of Statistics and Socioeconomic Studies (DIEESE) and will be deposited in a checking account of the head of the family.

*Partial agreement so far – Valid for one year, as of January 25 .



Learn about the differences between donation and emergency indemnification

Indemnification vs. Donation

The indemnification is a compensation for damages and is being arranged in court. It is separate from donations, which were voluntarily granted by the company as an immediate aid for those directly affected by the breach.

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