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Presumption Applies for Black Lung Benefits (access required)

The 4th Circuit upholds a decision that a black lung benefits claimant was entitled to the “15-year presumption” of eligibility for benefits when a claimant suffers from a totally disabling respiratory or pulmonary impairment and has 15 years of qualifying coal mine employment, as the mine company failed to rebut the presumption. After working for over ...

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