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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Costs Under Part C, FY 1997-2006

($ thousands)

Type of Obligation

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Obligations

$1,004,672

$999,822

$1,005,246

$1,013,593

$1,016,994

$1,034,097

$1,046,303

$1,053,246

$1,061,628

$1,060,006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Benefits 1

$487,909

$459,061

$439,442

$422,656

$396,928

$384,235

$370,389

$346,864

$329,863

$307,067

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income Benefits 2

$392,546

$376,985

$363,871

$350,266

$336,813

$320,039

$307,371

$292,555

$279,895

$266,205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Benefits 3

$95,363

$82,076

$75,571

$72,390

$60,115

$64,196

$63,018

$54,309

$49,968

$40,862

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Admin. Costs 4

$46,128

$46,035

$50,788

$49,820

$52,252

$54,273

$55,332

$55,803

$56,872

$57,975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest Charges 5

$470,635

$494,726

$515,016

$541,117

$567,814

$595,589

$620,582

$650,579

$674,893

$694,964

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasury Advances 6

$375,000

$370,000

$402,000

$490,000

$505,000

$465,000

$525,000

$497,000

$446,000

$445,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cumulative Debt 7

$5,486,557

$5,856,557

$6,258,557

$6,748,557

$7,253,557

$7,718,557

$8,243,557

$8,740,557

$9,186,557

$9,592,837

  1. Excludes collections from responsible mine operators for benefits paid by the Trust Fund on an interim basis, refunds for OWCP administrative costs paid, and other miscellaneous reimbursements
  2. Monthly and retroactive benefit payments.
  3. Includes diagnostic and treatment costs, and reimbursements to the Health and Retirement Funds of the UMWA
  4. Administrative expenses include reimbursements to the Social Security Administration and support for DCMWC, Office of the Solicitor, Office of Administrative Law Judges, and Benefits Review Board.
  5. Interest charges on past Treasury advances.
  6. Reflects advances from the Treasury Department during the fiscal year.
  7. Shows the cumulative debt of the Trust Fund to the Treasury.

NOTE : Detail may not add to totals due to rounding.