WVC 23 - 4 B- 1
The purpose of this article is to establish a fund to provide
benefits to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis
and to eligible dependents of coal miners whose deaths were due to
pneumoconiosis or who were totally disabled from pneumoconiosis at
time of their deaths. The further purpose of this article is to
provide a readily available insurer of liability created by Title
IV of the federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969, as
amended, for claims incurred under said Act, including all claims
where the date of last exposure is on or before the thirty-first
day of December, two thousand five, without regard to the date the
claim is filed.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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