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Black Lung Program Statistics

Black Lung Program Benefit Payment Totals by Year

Year

Part B 1 (SSA, until Oct 1997)

Part C 2 (DOL)

1970

111,000,000

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1971

378,900,000

---

1972

554,400,000

---

1973

1,045,200,000

---

1974

951,300,000

1,606,000

1975

947,700,000

7,172,000

1976

963,300,000

13,879,000

1976, Trans. Q. 3

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6,132,000

1977

942,200,000

19,253,000

1978

965,100,000

104,394,000

1979

983,100,000

583,096,072

1980

1,032,000,000

726,471,000

1981

1,081,300,000

660,554,000

1982

1,076,000,000

587,699,000

1983

1,055,800,000

631,645,000

1984

1,038,000,000

602,878,000

1985

1,025,000,000

591,461,917

1986

971,000,000

584,635,740

1987

940,000,000

605,717,621

1988

904,000,000

601,972,127

1989

882,000,000

593,947,552

1990

863,400,000

573,359,637

1991

844,400,000

566,364,471

1992

822,500,000

574,850,106

1993

794,300,000

562,034,591

1994

751,900,000

554,349,205

1995

696,700,000

525,562,958

1996

654,600,000

499,622,215

1997

614,888,000

487,909,761

1998

576,389,000

459,061,013

1999

541,200,000

439,441,976

2000

509,290,000

422,656,178

2001

470,362,000

396,928,484

2002

439,337,000

384,234,269

2003

411,635,000

370,388,949

2004

376,374,000

346,864,444

2005

340,187,000

329,862,535

2006

312,461,000

307,066,878

2007

282,380,000

291,309,575

2008

255,892,000

273,231,899

2009

232,002,000

254,987,052

2010

208,123,000

238,422,875

2011

183,216,000

227,396,910

2012

160,792,720

210,357,822

2013

139,923,820

199,691,308

TOTALS

$29,329,552,540

$16,418,469,140

1 Part B benefits are calendar year totals, and are reported in the Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement.
2 Part C benefits are fiscal year totals and include payments for medical treatment.
3 Transition Quarter changed the beginning of the Fiscal Year to October 1.

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