Accession Number : ADA280711
Title : Black Lung Program: Further Improvements Can Be Made in Claims Adjudication
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC HUMAN RESOURCES DIV
Personal Author(s) : Tice, Barry D ; Zola, Cameo A ; White, Ann V ; McCafferty, Daniel L ; Nieporte, Vern
Report Date : 21 Mar 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 37
Abstract : This report responds to requests for information about the Department of Labor's Black Lung disability Benefits Program. Concerns raised about possible difficulties mines were encountering in applying for benefits and asked that information be provided on several aspects of the application and approval process. In addition, information was requested on the program's trust fund. The program, which the Congress established in 1969, provides compensation to coal miners or their survivors for total disability or death caused by black lung disease (pneumoconiosis or chronic respiratory disease resulting from coal dust exposure).
Descriptors : *INSURANCE , *RESPIRATORY DISEASES , DUST , X RAY DIAGNOSTICS , LUNG , COST OVERRUNS , PULMONARY FUNCTION , COAL MINES , BLOOD GASES , TAXES , BENEFITS , LABOR , COMPENSATION
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE