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Black Lung Clinics Program Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I file for black lung benefits?

    The following resource outlines the steps required to file a black lung claim. Please note that this file is in .PDF format. The free Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to view it.

    10 steps to filing for Black Lung benefits

To begin the process of applying for federal black lung benefits, you must contact the U.S. Department of Labor at the address or phone number below:

U.S. Department of Labor
Division of Coal Mine Worker’s Compensation
ESA/OWCP/DCMWC
1160 Dublin Road Suite 300
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Local: (614) 469-5227
Toll-free: (800) 347-3771

You may also wish to check out the U.S. Department of Labor’s Web site at:http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-blba.htm

  1. My black lung check is late. Who should I contact in order to locate my check?

Call the U.S. Department of Labor toll-free number listed above.

  1. I need to change the address where my black lung check is sent. Who should I contact?

Call the U.S. Department of Labor toll-free number listed above.

  1. I need to verify how much in black lung benefits I have received in the past year. Who should I contact?

Call the U.S. Department of Labor toll-free number listed above.

Last Reviewed: 5/30/13

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