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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

    Subjects:
  • Lungs -- Dust diseases -- Government policy -- United States.,
  • Coal miners -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 162 p. ;
    Number of Pages162
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17660863M

    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.


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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

Get this from a library. 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 [United States.

Congress. House. Search for "Federal Black Lung Program Provider Manual" Books in the Search Form now, Download or Read Books for FREE, just by Creating an Account to enter our library.

More than 1 Million Books in Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Tuebl and Audiobook formats. Hourly 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. Subcommittee 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 or 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.