§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.