- Listed: February 9, 2019 6:13 am
- Expires: 999038 days, 10 hours
The mission of the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, is to administer claims filed under the Black Lung Benefits Act. The Black Lung Benefits Act provides monthly monetary payments and medical benefits to coal miners who are totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) arising from their employment in or around coal mines. Monthly monetary payments are also awarded to a miner’s dependent survivors.
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been a coal miner, who suffers from an illness caused by pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), or you must be a widow or widower whose spouse died due to a work-related illness caused by Pneumoconiosis.
Present and former coal miners (including certain transportation and construction workers who were exposed to coal mine dust) and their surviving dependents, including surviving spouses, orphaned children, adult disabled children, and fully dependent parents, brothers and sisters, may file claims.
For more information, please visit the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation website on how to file a claim.
62 total views, 1 today
A guide for US Government Federal and State Benefits published by benefits.gov
This is a third party app and we are not affiliated with benefits.gov or US Government.. If you are looking for an app that consolidates all the benefit listings by Federal and US states, this is a good app to start with. Listings can also be found on the benefits.gov website.