Black Lung Benefits Trust Fund fact sheet

Date Published: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Source/Author: 
Appalachian Citizens Law Center (ACLC)

This one-page fact sheet describes the urgent need for Congress to secure funding for the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, which provides monthly payments and medical benefits to coal miners disabled from black lung disease and their surviving dependents, if their employer is bankrupt or when no coal operator can be identified as responsible for paying benefits.