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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Part C Black Lung Claim Adjudication
At the District Director Level
During FY 2009

Potential Liability For Benefits

SSAE's issued 1

Approval Rate

PDO's issued 3

Approval Rate

Trust Fund Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

NA2

 

95

 

Denied

470

 

448

 

Total

470

0.00%

543

17.50%

Operator Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

595

 

397

 

Denied

2,549

 

2,661

 

Total

3,144

18.92%

3,058

12.98%

Total Decisions

 

 

 

 

Total Approved

595

 

492

 

Total Denied

3,019

 

3,109

 

Grand Total

3,614

16.46%

3,601

13.66%

 

1 SSAE = Schedule for the Submission of Additional Evidence

2 Trust Fund approvals are issued with a PDO

3 PDO = Proposed Decision and Order

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