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Black Lung Benefit Rates Lag Behind Rising Inflation

Miner benefit levels are tied to the federal pay scale rather than the cost of living. Therefore, though inflation levels have risen, miners’ black lung benefits have not.

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Black Lung Clinics Statewide Awarded More Than $2 Million

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and will go towards the state’s Black Lung and Coal Miner Clinics Program to provide financial help to the program’s health and treatment services.

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No New Black Lung Benefits, West Virginia Miners Seek Changes

The 2020 West Virginia legislative session has ended with no new legislation addressing black lung benefits, leaving former and current coal miners to…

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