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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 2010

Potential Liability For Benefits

SSAE's issued 1

Approval Rate

PDO's issued 3

Approval Rate

Trust Fund Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

NA2

 

77

 

Denied

468

 

445

 

Total

468

0.00%

522

14.75%

Operator Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

658

 

432

 

Denied

2,935

 

2,755

 

Total

3,593

18.31%

3,187

13.56%

Total Decisions

 

 

 

 

Total Approved

658

 

509

 

Total Denied

3,403

 

3,200

 

Grand Total

4,061

16.20%

3,709

13.72%

 

Note: Because of processing time required from the time of issuance of the SSAE to the PDO, SSAE's and PDO's may not be issued in the same year on any given claim.

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