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Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Distribution of Part C TF Black Lung Claims and Disbursements, by State
FY 2009


State

Total Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

34,664

30

734

$6,071,000

Alaska

153

0

8

$66,000

Arizona

2,096

5

108

$893,000

Arkansas

3,836

6

133

$1,100,000

California

6,479

7

185

$1,530,000

Colorado

7,075

6

328

$2,713,000

Connecticut

1,003

0

47

$388,000

Delaware

785

1

47

$388,000

D.C.

285

0

10

$83,000

Florida

11,967

38

643

$5,319,000

Georgia

1,685

3

142

$1,175,000

Hawaii

17

0

1

$8,000

Idaho

250

0

12

$66,000

Illinois

31,609

26

875

$7,238,000

Indiana

18,068

29

601

$4,970,000

Iowa

5,152

3

164

$1,357,000

Kansas

2,181

1

43

$356,000

Kentucky

94,820

534

4,198

$34,725,000

Louisiana

353

0

14

$116,000

Maine

45

0

4

$33,000

Maryland

6,697

14

294

$2,432,000

Massachusetts

240

1

14

$116,000

Michigan

10,521

9

318

$2,630,000

Minnesota

145

0

4

$33,000

Mississippi

368

1

20

$165,000

Missouri

4,660

2

138

$1,142,000

Montana

855

1

23

$190,000

Nebraska

130

0

4

$33,000

Nevada

440

2

31

$256,000

New Hampshire

27

0

5

$41,000

New Jersey

4,316

7

206

$1,741,000

New Mexico

2,434

1

90

$744,000

New York

4,032

4

149

$1,233,000

North Carolina

3,589

19

283

$2,341,000

North Dakota

159

0

3

$25,000

Ohio

54,197

74

2,137

$17,677,000

Oklahoma

3,800

5

107

$885,000

Oregon

627

0

23

$190,000

Pennsylvania

137,700

359

8,065

$66,712,000

Rhode Island

40

0

2

$16,000

South Carolina

965

8

98

$811,000

South Dakota

53

0

6

$50,000

Tennessee

21,513

81

879

$7,271,000

Texas

1,757

3

86

$711,000

Utah

4,163

9

202

$1,671,000

Vermont

50

0

4

$33,000

Virginia  

44,961

313

2,992

$24,749,000

Washington

1,594

3

50

$414,000

West Virginia

113,639

527

6,139

$50,781,000

Wisconsin

459

1

23

$190,000

Wyoming

2,637

0

120

$993,000

All Other

449

1

14

$116,000

TOTAL

649,740

2,134

30,826

$254,987,000

 

1 All filings since July 1, 1973, including terminated and nonapproved claims

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2009

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBO's, as of 09/30/2009

4 Disbursements of income and medical benefits for all claims, including claims paid by the Trust Fund and claims in interim pay status.

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