Black Lung Associations are situated throughout Central Appalachia. These groups work to educate, advocate, and engage their communities to benefit coal miners, families, and communities affected by black lung disease. Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center works alongside chapters located in Kentucky and Virginia, and are connected with chapters throughout West Virginia.

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Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center is consistently working to ensure the success of black lung associations across the region. We also assist miners and widows with filing federal black lung benefits claims. If you would like to learn more about starting a chapter in your area, to join an existing chapter, or if you have a question about the federal black lung benefits process, please call 606-633-3929.