§23-4B-3. To whom benefits paid.
Only those classes of persons who are entitled to benefits
under 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, are eligible to participate in the
Coal-Workers' Pneumoconiosis Fund.