Claim Denied Law and Legal Definition

According to 30 USCS § 902 (Title 30, Mineral Lands and Mining; Chapter 22, Mine Safety and Health; Black Lung Benefits; General Provisions), the term "claim denied" means “a claim--

(1) for benefits under part B [30 USCS §§ 921 et seq.] that was denied by the official responsible for administration of such part; or

(2) in which (A) the claimant was notified by the Department of Labor of an administrative or informal denial more than 1 year prior to the date of enactment of the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977 [enacted March 1, 1978] and did not, within 1 year from the date of notification of such denial, request a hearing, present additional evidence or indicate an intention to present additional evidence, or (B) the claim was denied under the law in effect prior to the date of enactment of the Black Lung Benefits Reform Act of 1977 [enacted March 1, 1978] following a formal hearing or administrative or judicial review proceeding.”