39-73-107. Amount of payments. Subject to the provisions of this chapter and the deductions provided in this chapter, any person who has silicosis and who has, subject to the regulations and standards of the department of labor and industry, been determined by the department to be entitled to payment under this chapter for silicosis must be granted a payment by the department of $350 a month, subject to any additional appropriations. If the person is receiving payments under 39-71-715 that are less in the aggregate than $350, then the person is entitled to a payment under this chapter of the difference between the amount received under 39-71-715 and $350 a month. The legislature shall authorize additional appropriations that may be necessary to make the increased monthly payments provided in this section.