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Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor Standards.

Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program

hearings before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, hearings held in Washington, DC, April 24 and May 14, 1991.

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor Standards.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs. Congressional Sales Office, U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Lungs -- Dust diseases -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Workers" compensation -- Law and legislation -- United States.,
    • Coal miners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.

    • Classifications
      LC ClassificationsKF27 .E348 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 162 p. ;
      Number of Pages162
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1666796M
      LC Control Number91601367

      Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic (Black Lung) The Advanced Administrative Litigation Clinic (Black Lung) is a legal clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. The Clinic assists coal miners and .   This final rule revises the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA or Act) regulations to implement amendments made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA amended the BLBA in two ways. First, it revived a rebuttable presumption of total disability or death due to pneumoconiosis for certain claims.   From October through the end of September, mine operators reported cases of black lung, but in a four-year span from to , 3, miners were awarded black lung benefits, according. Robinson & McElwee represents West Virginia employers and insurers in federal black lung cases. Our federal black lung defense attorneys and non-legal personnel are experienced in providing effective, cost efficient representation. The Robinson & McElwee Federal Black Lung Practice Group provides clients with the advantage of experienced attorney representation .


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Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Labor Standards. Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program book Update. The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation in the U.S. Department of Labor administers the Black Lung benefits program.

It accepts, reviews and makes eligibility determinations on benefit claims. Benefits are paid to both eligible miners and former miners and their eligible survivors, with supplementary allowances for dependents.

Former miners are also entitled to. Major Changes to Program. Although the Black Lung Benefits Program began inwith passage of the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) ofseveral legislative changes occurred to expand and alter the program.

Changes created by the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of became effective on March 1,and included several. The Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) is a U.S. federal law which provides monthly payments and medical benefits to coal miners totally disabled from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) arising from employment in or around the nation's coal mines.

The law also provides monthly benefits to a miner's dependent survivors if pneumoconiosis caused or hastened the miner's amended: Federal Coal Mine Health.

A Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee hear testimony from coal miners suffering from black lung disease who have encountered legal and medical challenges when filing for.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program book Hearing Coal Miners’ Struggle for Justice: How Unethical Legal and Medical Practices Stack the Deck Against Black Lung Claimants. Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety Date: Tuesday, J Time: AM Location: Dirksen Senate.

Legislation enacted November 2, (Public Law ) permanently transferred the responsibility for all Black Lung claims (Parts B and C) to OWCP.

SSA continues to handle only a small number of pending Part B appeals cases. The basic Black Lung benefit rate is set by law at 37 1/2 percent of the monthly pay rate for federal. Brief History of SSA's Portion of the Black Lung Part B Program. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act (FMHSA) of established the Black Lung program to pay monthly benefits to coal miners, their survivors, and dependents if the miner was disabled by or died due to pneumoconiosis.

The FMHSA, as amended, established two program parts. The Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act of established the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund which is financed by a Start Printed Page specified tax imposed upon each ton of coal (except lignite) produced and sold or used in the United States after Ma The Secretary of the Treasury is the managing trustee of the fund and.

Federal Black Lung (BL) Program. Providers should question Medicare beneficiaries upon admission to determine if services are related to BL.

Where it appears that a beneficiary is entitled to medical benefits under the Federal BL Program, and the services being provided are related to BL, the provider must bill the Department of Labor (DOL) before billing Medicare.

On the other hand, legislation often contains bundles of topically unrelated provisions that collectively respond to a particular public need or problem.

A farm bill, for instance, might contain provisions that affect the tax status of farmers, their management of land or treatment of the environment, a system of price limits Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program book supports, and.

Novem Warner, Kaine Introduce Legislation To Reform Black Lung Benefits System. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia introduced legislation to help level the playing field for miners battling black lung disease, an ailment caused by inhaling coal dust over an extended period of time that can be debilitating.

H.R. ( th): To amend the Black Lung Benefits Act to provide equity for certain eligible survivors, and for other purposes. Call or. (95th). An original bill to amend title IV of the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act to improve the black lung benefits program established thereunder, to impose an excise tax on the sale or use of coal.

Ina database of bills in the U.S. Congress. (a) Limitation.—Section (c)(4) of the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. (c)(4)) is amended by striking the last sentence.

(b) Continuation of benefits.—Section (l) of the Black Lung Benefits Act (30 U.S.C. (l)) is amended by striking “, except with respect to a claim filed under this part on or after the effective date of the Black Lung Benefits.

The legislation would amend the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) of to ensure that claims for benefits for coal miners and their family members are processed in a fair and timely manner.

Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program: hearings before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, hearings held in Washington, DC, April 24 and (Washington: U.S.

G.P.O.: For sale by the Supt. of Docs. Field hearing on improving the federal black lung benefits program: hearing before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards, Occupational Health, and One Hundred Third Congress, first s [United States.

Congress. House. Committe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Field hearing on improving the federal black lung benefits program: hearing. Black Lung Benefits Program Description and Legislative History. The Black Lung benefit program established by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of provides monthly benefit payments to coal miners totally disabled as a result of pneumoconiosis, to the widows of coal miners who died as a result of pneumoconiosis, and to their dependents.

Senators Introduce Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act of By Evan B. Smith, Novem Yesterday, a group of senators and representatives introduced parallel bills to amend the Black Lung Benefits Act in the Senate and House ().). (We previously had a post when the plans for the bill were first discussed with the press.).

Black lung disease kills hundreds of miners every year, but it is increasingly difficult for those afflicted with the disease to access promised federal benefits. After a spike in the number of miners with black lung, members of Congress introduced a bill in the last Congress that, if introduced again and passed in the th Congress, would lead to an overhaul of the.

Coal miners subject themselves to dangerous toxins every day on the job. Black lung is just one of many types of diseases and health problems that can develop as a result of such exposure.

Although this disease is debilitating and often fatal, the Federal Black Lung Program offers special benefits to mine workers who have contracted this awful disease.

The legislation, which was made public Thursday, attempts to improve a cumbersome and time-consuming program that is supposed to provide health benefits to coal miners who contract black lung. The Affordable Care Act simplified and speeded up the complex process that allows coal miners who have black lung to get special benefits.

Many in coal country want this reform to stay if the rest Author: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Federal Black Lung Information The Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) provides monthly payments and medical benefits to coal miners totally disabled from pneumoconiosis (black lung disease) arising from employment in or around the nation's coal mines.

This Act also provides monthly benefits to a miner's dependent survivors if pneumoconiosis caused. (Of course, this isn't always the case; some legislation deals with a fairly narrow range of related concerns.) The process of incorporating a newly-passed piece of legislation into the Code is known as "classification" -- essentially a process of deciding where in the logical organization of the Code the various parts of the particular law belong.

West Virginia Black Lung Clinics Program The Division of Primary Care awards and manages state and federal funding for the Black Lung Clinics Program. Eighteen black lung clinics are in located in areas most populated by coal miners (southern coal fields, north central sections of.

Past Public Hearings. 29 Apr TAS 27 Apr QLD 23 Mar Campbelltown, NSW. The legislation would amend the Black Lung Benefits Act (BLBA) of to ensure that claims for benefits for coal miners and their family members are processed in a fair and timely manner.

Federal law requires that coal companies compensate miners with disabilities who contract black lung, a debilitating and potentially fatal disease, which is. IMPORTANT CHANGES IN THE BLACK LUNG BENEFITS ACT.

As you may have heard, miners and survivors (widows) benefit from the health care reform bill that was signed into law on Ma There are two major changes in the statute. The Black Lung Benefits Act has been amended so that a widow is automatically entitledFile Size: 11KB.

On November 2,the President signed H.R.the “Black Lung Consolidation of Administrative Responsibilities Act” (P.L. ) that transferred responsibility for administration of the Part B Black Lung program from us to DOL. Form BL and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to General Instructions Purpose of Form The Black Lung Benefits Revenue Act of (the Act) amended the Code to impose excise tax on the sale of coal by the producer and established a trust fund (funded by the.

The program provides benefits from $ to $ a month to victims of pneumoconiosis, a disabling “black lung” disease afflicting many long‐time coal miners. Black Lung for survivor’s claim Shown by X‐ray or autopsy evidence Irrebuttablepresumption that a miner’s death was due to Black Lung at the time of death when a x‐ray or biopsy or autopsy evidence shows Progressive Massive Fibrosis (PMF) –opacity greater than 1 cm in diameterFile Size: 1MB.

Subcommittee on Labor Standards: Hearings on legislation to amend the Federal Black Lung Program: hearings before the Subcommittee on Labor Standards of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, One Hundred Second Congress, first session, hearings held in Washington, DC, April 24 and (Washington: U.S.

G.P.O. FEDERAL BLACK LUNG BENEFITS LITIGATION We ensure miners and family members affected by black lung disease have access to high quality, affordable representation that allows them to win black lung benefits, advocate for policy that ensures the continued provision of those benefits, and work to ensure a future where coal companies protect miners from over.

Washington – Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation intended to strengthen a federal benefits program for miners suffering from black lung disease.

Citing investigations that found industry-hired doctors misdiagnosed miners with diseases other than black lung, the Democrats are alleging that coal companies are exploiting loopholes to avoid.

in the Federal Black Lung Program will bill the Federal Black Lung Program directly for you. But if the provider is not enrolled in the Federal Black Lung Program (or chooses not to bill directly), it will be necessary for you to pay for the services yourself then file with the Federal Black Lung Program on your own for reimbursement of these.

The Black Lung Benefits Act has been amended so that a widow is automatically entitled to benefits if the miner had been awarded benefits at the time of his death. The change applies only to claims filed after January 1, The other amendment in the Black Lung Benefits Act applies to both miners and widows.

“(a) Program established.— “(1) Pdf N GENERAL.—Not later than pdf after the date of enactment of the Black Lung Benefits Improvement Act ofthe Secretary shall establish a payment program to pay attorneys’ fees and other reasonable and unreimbursed medical expenses incurred in establishing the claimant’s case, using amounts from the fund.

The black lung legislation that Rahall touts? That’s actually a vote for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, but apparently it’s dangerous to mention that law by name in a red-leaning state. Senate health reform bill streamlines black lung assistance. By Ebook Sturgis in the Senate measure ebook last month that would make it easier for miners to receive benefits through the national black lung program.

Currently, miners must prove that black lung significantly contributed to their disability -- but Byrd's provision would.