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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Claims filed under Part C of the Black Lung Benefits Act
2001-2012

Fiscal Year 1

New Claims

Refiled Claims

Successor Claims

Survivor Conversions

Total

2001

3464

3604

756

1164

8988

2002

3237

2982

779

1062

8060

2003

2594

1926

704

982

6206

2004

1992

1832

665

856

5345

2005

2087

1869

611

804

5371

2006

1720

1837

563

642

4762

2007

1873

1889

570

581

4913

2008

1670

1598

522

480

4270

2009

1597

1807

506

444

4354

2010

2683

3088

636

637

7044

2011

2410

2383

635

631

6059

2012

2176

2140

494

559

5369


1 Current regulations became effective January 19, 2001.

Refiled claim: the claimant has filed at least once before.

Successor claim: a subsequent claim filed on a miner's record by another person.

Conversion: some dependent survivors are automatically entitled to benefits.

Source: US Department of Labor
Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation