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Office of Administrative Law Judges

Judges' Benchbook of the Black Lung Benefits Act (2008)
Prepared by the U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Administrative Law Judges
Washington, D.C.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

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[Editor's note: June 24, 2008 - HTML version is still under construction.]

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Cover

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Detailed Table of Contents - Chapters 1 to 14

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Detailed Table of Contents - Chapters 15 to End

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Chapter 1- Introduction to Claims Process and Research Tools

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Chapter 2 - Introduction to the Medical Evidence

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Chapter 3 - General Principles of Weighing Medical Evidence

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Chapter 4 - Limitations on Admission of Evidence

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Chapter 5 - What is the Applicable Law?

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Chapter 6 - Definition of Coal Miner and Length of Coal Mine Employment

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Chapter 7 - Designation of Responsible Operator

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Chapter 8 - Living Miner's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 410

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Chapter 9 - Living Miner's Claims: Entitlement Under Section 410.490

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Chapter 10 - Living Miner's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 727

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Chapter 11 - Living Miner's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 718

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Chapter 12 - Introduction to Survivor's Claims

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Chapter 13 - Survivor's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 410

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Chapter 14 - Survivor's Claims: Entitlement Under §410.490

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Chapter 15 - Survivor's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 727

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Chapter 16 - Survivor's Claims: Entitlement Under Part 718

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Chapter 17 - Onset, Augmentation, Termination, and Interest

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Chapter 18 - Overpayment, Waiver, and Recovery

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Chapter 19 - Medical Benefits Only

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Chapter 20 - Medical Treatment Dispute (BTD)

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Chapter 21 - Interest on Past Due Medical Bills (BMI) and Penalties

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Chapter 22 - Transfer of Liability to the Trust Fund

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Chapter 23 - Petitions for Modifications Under §725.310

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Chapter 24 - Multiple Claims Under §725.309

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Chapter 25 - Principles of Finality

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Chapter 26 - Motions

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Chapter 27 - Representative's Fees and Representation Issues

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Chapter 28 - Evidence and Procedure

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Black Lung Benefits Act

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Glossary of Medical Terms

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Glossary of Coal Mining Terms

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Credits Page

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