Relatives of ARA San Juan (EFE) sinking victims
The national government passed a law that defines economic compensation for Relatives of the 44 victims The submarine sank ARA San JuanIt happened in 2017.
The initiative was approved unanimously in the nation’s Senate at the end of January in an extraordinary session, and finally, Decree 161/2021 It was published on Friday at Official Gazette.
Standard states “The right to a one-time exceptional benefit of an economic nature for each family group”And the “On the accident that occurred in the submarine ARA San Juan during the development of maritime surveillance and control missions within the exclusive economic zone of the Argentine Republic, which resulted in the disappearance or death of the entire crew.”
Economic benefits are equal to the monthly wage for A-level agents, grade 0, from the SINEP Employee Sectoral Work Agreement, multiplied by 100. According to current calculations, This benefit will exceed seven million pesos per family group, tax-free.
In addition, it was clarified that “the collection of benefit means waiving all rights to compensation for damages and losses and will be excluded from all other benefits or compensation for the same concept.” And that granting it “contradicts any legal procedure pending, claiming compensation from the beneficiaries and / or beneficiaries because of the truth.”
In the event that the family receives compensation for damages, by judicial decision, and it is received, “Beneficiaries will only be able to get the difference between what has been specified here and the amounts actually collected.”
The national government passed a law setting financial compensation for the families of the 44 victims of the ARA San Juan submarine sinking, which occurred in 2017 (Photo: Armada Argentina / Juan Sebastián Lobos)
And he warned that “if the outlook is equal or greater, they will not be entitled to the financial allocations stipulated in this law.” The law states that “if there is a time to seek the extraordinary benefit Legal actions against the nation-state Based on the same facts referred to in this law, those who intend to benefit from this system must prove to the enforcement authority that they formulated the corresponding withdrawal of the action and the right exercised in the concerned operations and the waiver of future legal proceedings to the same truth.
Compensation will be exempt from charges. Meanwhile, “judicial or administrative procedures in the national jurisdiction aimed at adopting the prescribed requirements will also be exempt from fees” to obtain them.
Relatives of 44 ARA San Juan crew gathered next to the memorial in the center of the yard of Mar del Plata Naval Base (EFE / Mauricio Arduin / Archive)
With regard to the concept of compensation, it was agreed that the sons and daughters of the crew members would bring it together equally. If there are no children, the parents will. Whereas, “the surviving spouse, provided they are not found separately or separately in reality on the day of disappearance or death,” will have the right to receive the same role as children and parents.
In another subsection, it was specified that a cohabiting person could receive compensation “as long as he or she lived in a public, known, stable and permanent place with one or more members of the military crew for at least two years immediately prior to the day the submarine disappeared.”
In the decree published on Friday in the Official Gazette, which was signed by the President of the Republic Alberto FernandezFrom the Chief of Staff Santiago Caveiro And the Minister of Defense, Agustin Rossi, That was determined Relatives of deceased sailors have one year to claim compensation.
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