Judges' Benchbook: Black Lung Benefits Act (2013)

 

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Cover

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Table of Contents

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Supplement

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Chapter 1- Introduction to the Claims Process and Research Tools

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Chapter 2 - Introduction to the Medical Evidence

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Chapter 3 - General Principles of Weighing Medical Evidence

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Chapter 4 - Limitations on Admission of Evidence for Purposes of Entitlement and Responsible Operator Designation

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Chapter 5 - What is the Applicable Law?

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Chapter 6 - Definition of Coal Miner and Length of Coal Mine Employment

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Chapter 7 - Designation of Responsible Operator

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Chapter 8 - Living Miners' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 410

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Chapter 9 - Living Miners' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. § 410.490

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Chapter 10 - Living Miners' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 727

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Chapter 11 - Living Miners' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 718, Official Notice, Stipulations, and the Statute of Limitations at 20 C.F.R. § 725.308

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Chapter 12 - Introduction to Survivor's Claims

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Chapter 13 - Survivors' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 410

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Chapter 14 - Survivors' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. § 410.490

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Chapter 15 - Survivors' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 727

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Chapter 16 - Survivors' Claims: Entitlement Under 20 C.F.R. Part 718

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Chapter 17 - Onset, Augmentation, Termination, and Interest

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Chapter 18 - Overpayment, Waiver, and Recovery

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Chapter 19 - Medical Benefits Only (BMO) and Black Lung Part B Claims (BLB)

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Chapter 20 - Medical Treatment Dispute (BTD)

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Chapter 21 - Interest on Past-Due Medical Bills (BMI) and Penalties

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Chapter 22 - Transfer of Liability to the Trust Fund

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Chapter 23 - Petitions for Modification under 20 C.F.R. § 725.310

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Chapter 24 - Subsequent Claims Under 20 C.F.R. § 725.309

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Chapter 25 - Principles of Finality

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Chapter 26 - Motions

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Chapter 27 - Representative's Fees and Representation Issues

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Chapter 28 - Rules of Procedure and Evidence

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Black Lung Benefits Act (2008)

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Glossary of Medical Terms (2008)

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Glossary of Coal Mining Terms (2008)

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