The average ‘active’ coal miner-in fact, anyone with a respiratory impairment-will not go see a doctor. But once we tell minersabout the benefits…they actually want to become part of our program.
Lungs at Work shows miners how to develop medical documentation-by making sure they get chest x-rays and pulmonary tests every year. That way they are more likely to receive the Black Lung Medical Benefits Card, which covers all medical visits, and all the medication, oxygen & inhalers they will need for the rest of their lives at no cost!
All benefit work done on your behalf at the clinic will be done at no charge. This includes:
- Lay Representation
- Assistance in filling out confusing applications
- Handling all paperwork and legal filings that follow the filing of a claim