Progress on miners’ compensation welcomed by Feighan

LOCAL Fine Gael Deputy, Frank Feighan, has been informed by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton that substantial progress on the process to compensate miners is being made.

LOCAL Fine Gael Deputy, Frank Feighan, has been informed by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton that substantial progress on the process to compensate miners is being made.

LOCAL Fine Gael Deputy, Frank Feighan, has been informed by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton that substantial progress on the process to compensate miners is being made.

Deputy Feighan met with the Minister last week and outlined the serious health problems affecting former miners. Responding to queries by Deputy Feighan, Minister Burton said that 438 review requests had been reviewed.

Twenty four cases have been awarded to date. A further 295 cases are awaiting further information from the coal miners and 33 are currently with the Medical Review Area. Eighty six cases are still pending.

“I am delighted that substantial progress has been made in relation to paying long-due compensation to the hundreds of miners across the country who suffered serious health problems during their time working in the mines,” Deputy Feighan told the Leitrim Observer.

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