20 CFR 718.306 - Presumption of entitlement applicable to certain death claims.

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§ 718.306 Presumption of entitlement applicable to certain death claims.
(a) In the case of a miner who died on or before March 1, 1978, who was employed for 25 or more years in one or more coal mines prior to June 30, 1971, the eligible survivors of such miner whose claims have been filed prior to June 30, 1982, shall be entitled to the payment of benefits, unless it is established that at the time of death such miner was not partially or totally disabled due to pneumoconiosis. Eligible survivors shall, upon request, furnish such evidence as is available with respect to the health of the miner at the time of death, and the nature and duration of the miner's coal mine employment.
(b) For the purpose of this section, a miner will be considered to have been “partially disabled” if he or she had reduced ability to engage in work as defined in § 718.204(b).
(c) In order to rebut this presumption the evidence must demonstrate that the miner's ability to perform work as defined in § 718.204(b) was not reduced at the time of his or her death or that the miner did not have pneumoconiosis.
(d) None of the following items, by itself, shall be sufficient to rebut the presumption:
(1) Evidence that a deceased miner was employed in a coal mine at the time of death;
(2) Evidence pertaining to a deceased miner's level of earnings prior to death;
(3) A chest X-ray interpreted as negative for the existence of pneumoconiosis;
(4) A death certificate which makes no mention of pneumoconiosis.

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  • 2013-10-02; vol. 78 # 191 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60686 - Regulations Implementing the Byrd Amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act: Determining Coal Miners' and Survivors' Entitlement to Benefits; Correction
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      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective October 25, 2013.
      20 CFR Parts 718 and 725

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 30 - MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
U.S. Code: Title 33 - NAVIGATION AND NAVIGABLE WATERS

§ 901 - Short title

§ 902 - Definitions

§ 903 - Coverage

§ 904 - Liability for compensation

§ 905 - Exclusiveness of liability

§ 906 - Compensation

§ 907 - Medical services and supplies

§ 908 - Compensation for disability

§ 909 - Compensation for death

§ 910 - Determination of pay

§ 911 - Guardian for minor or incompetent

§ 912 - Notice of injury or death

§ 913 - Filing of claims

§ 914 - Payment of compensation

§ 915 - Invalid agreements

§ 916 - Assignment and exemption from claims of creditors

§ 917 - Lien against compensation

§ 918 - Collection of defaulted payments; special fund

§ 919 - Procedure in respect of claims

§ 920 - Presumptions

§ 921 - Review of compensation orders

§ 921a - Appearance of attorneys for Secretary, deputy commissioner, or Board

§ 922 - Modification of awards

§ 923 - Procedure before deputy commissioner or Board

§ 924 - Witnesses

§ 925 - Witness fees

§ 926 - Costs in proceedings brought without reasonable grounds

§ 927 - Powers of deputy commissioners or Board

§ 928 - Fees for services

§ 929 - Record of injury or death

§ 930 - Reports to Secretary

§ 931 - Penalty for misrepresentation

§ 932 - Security for compensation

§ 933 - Compensation for injuries where third persons are liable

§ 934 - Compensation notice

§ 935 - Substitution of carrier for employer

§ 936 - Insurance policies

§ 937 - Certificate of compliance with chapter

§ 938 - Penalties

§ 939 - Administration by Secretary

§ 940 - Deputy commissioners

§ 941 - Safety rules and regulations

§ 942 - Annual report

§ 943 - Repealed.

§ 944 - Special fund

§ 945 to 947 - Repealed.

§ 948 - Laws inapplicable

§ 948a - Discrimination against employees who bring proceedings; penalties; deposit of payments in special fund; civil actions; entitlement...employer for penalties and payments; insurance policy exemption from liability

§ 949 - Effect of unconstitutionality

§ 950 - Separability

Presidential Documents

Reorganization ... 1950 Plan No. 6

Title 20 published on 2012-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 20 CFR 718 after this date.

  • 2013-10-02; vol. 78 # 191 - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    1. 78 FR 60686 - Regulations Implementing the Byrd Amendments to the Black Lung Benefits Act: Determining Coal Miners' and Survivors' Entitlement to Benefits; Correction
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
      Final rule; correction.
      Effective October 25, 2013.
      20 CFR Parts 718 and 725