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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Benefits for Miners: Black Lung Disability Trust Fund beneficiaries will always receive their benefits. If necessary, the U.S. Treasury provides funding to cover benefits. 11% reduction in time it takes to decide Black Lung benefits claims over the past year. 15% reduction in pending claims over the last three years.

About the Black Lung Program

The Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, or Federal Black Lung Program, administers 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.

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