Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)
About the Black Lung Program
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 Act provides compensation to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis arising out of coal mine employment, and to survivors of coal miners whose deaths are attributable to the disease. The Act also provides eligible miners with medical coverage for the treatment of lung diseases related to pneumoconiosis.
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation has issued proposed regulations to codify Section 1556 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), and the proposal was published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2012. ...more
The time period for submitting comments closed on May 29, 2012. The Department is now reviewing all comments received.
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