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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Benefit Rates Under Part B, 1969-2014

Period

Claimant

Claimant and 1 Dependent

Claimant and 2 Dependents

Claimant & 3 or More Dependents

12/1/69 - 12/31/70

$144.50

$216.70

$252.80

$288.90

01/1/71 - 12/31/71

$153.10

$229.60

$267.90

$306.10

01/1/72 - 09/30/72

$161.50

$242.20

$282.60

$322.90

10/1/72 - 09/30/73

$169.80

$254.70

$297.10

$339.50

10/1/73 - 09/30/74

$177.60

$266.40

$310.80

$355.20

10/1/74 - 09/30/75

$187.40

$281.10

$328.00

$374.80

10/1/75 - 09/30/76

$196.80

$295.20

$344.40

$393.50

10/1/76 - 09/30/77

$205.40

$308.10

$359.50

$410.80

10/1/77 - 09/30/78

$219.90

$329.80

$384.80

$439.70

10/1/78 - 09/30/79

$232.00

$348.00

$405.90

$463.90

10/1/79 - 09/30/80

$254.00

$381.00

$444.50

$508.00

10/1/80 - 09/30/81

$279.80

$419.60

$489.60

$559.50

10/1/81 - 05/31/82

$293.20

$439.80

$513.10

$586.40

06/1/82 - 09/30/82 1

$293.00

$439.00

$513.00

$586.00

10/1/82 - 12/31/83

$304.00

$457.00

$533.00

$609.00

01/1/84 - 12/31/84 

$317.00

$475.00

$554.00

$634.00

01/1/85 - 12/31/86 2

$328.00

$492.00

$574.00

$656.00

01/1/87 - 12/31/87

$338.00

$507.00

$591.00

$676.00

01/1/88 - 12/31/88

$344.00

$517.00

$603.00

$689.00

01/1/89 - 12/31/89

$358.00

$538.00

$628.00

$717.00

01/1/90 - 12/31/90

$371.00

$557.00

$650.00

$743.00

01/1/91 - 12/31/91

$387.00

$580.00

$677.00

$774.00

01/1/92 - 12/31/92

$403.00

$605.00

$705.00

$806.00

01/1/93 - 12/31/93

$418.00

$627.00

$731.00

$836.00

01/1/94 - 12/31/95 3

$427.00

$641.00

$748.00

$854.00

01/1/96 - 12/31/96

$435.00

$652.00

$761.00

$870.00

01/1/97 - 12/31/97

$445.00

$667.00

$779.00

$890.00

01/1/98 - 12/31/98

$455.00

$683.00

$796.00

$910.00

01/1/99 - 12/31/99

$469.00

$704.00

$821.00

$939.00

01/1/00 - 12/31/00

$487.00

$731.00

$852.00

$974.00

01/1/01 - 12/31/01

$500.00

$750.00

$875.00

$1,001.00

01/1/02 - 12/31/02

$518.00

$777.00

$907.00

$1,037.00

01/1/03 - 12/31/03

$534.00

$801.00

$935.00

$1,069.00

01/1/04 - 12/31/04

$549.00

$823.00

$960.00

$1,098.00

01/1/05 - 12/31/05

$562.00

$844.00

$984.00

$1,125.00

01/1/06 - 12/31/06

$574.00

$861.00

$1,005.00

$1,149.00

01/1/07 - 12/31/07

$584.00

$876.00

$1,022.00

$1,168.00

01/1/08 - 12/31/08

$599.00

$898.00

$1,048.00

$1,197.00

01/1/09 - 12/31/09

$616.00

$924.00

$1,078.00

$1,232.00

01/1/10 - 12/31/13 4

$625.00

$938.00

$1,094.00

$1,251.00

01/1/14 -

$631.00

$947.00

$1,105.00

$1,263.00

1 Starting with June 1982, all Part B monthly black lung payments have been rounded down to the dollar.

2 No increase in the monthly benefit rate from 1985 thru 1986

3 No increase in the monthly benefit rate from 1994 thru 1995

4 No increase in the monthly benefit rate from 2010 thru 2013

NOTE: From 1969 thru 09/30/1997, Part B of the Black Lung Benefits Act was administered by the Social Security Administration