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US DOL Says Impact of Health Care Reform Bill on Black Lung Benefits Overstated

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Charleston Gazette reports that the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, says the changes authored by Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) in the health care reform bill would have a relatively modest impact on the number of black lung benefit claims...

Update From the Benefits Review Board (May 2012)

By Karen Koenig, Associate General Counsel, Longshore, Benefits Review Board, United States Department of Labor, Washington, D.C. BRB Statistical Update The Board began this fiscal year in October 2011 with 148 pending Longshore appeals. During the last fiscal year, which ended September 30, 2011...