Case Type Number: 
Statute (Common Name): 
Black Lung Benefits Act
Program Area: 
Health & Safety
Regulatory Authorities (CFR): 
20 CFR Part 725, Subpart F; 29 CFR § 18.1101
Filed By: 
Private Party/Individual
Brief Description of Case Type: 
Compensation claims for coal miners totally disabled by black lung disease and their survivors. Relief available to the miner, but not to survivors, may include medical benefits and vocational rehabilitation.
Relief Available in Actions Filed By Private Parties: 
Attorney Fees/Costs
Award of Benefits
Monetary Award
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