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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 2010


State

Total Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

34,984

24

664

$5,522

Alaska

153

0

9

$75

Arizona

2,126

4

100

$832

Arkansas

3,852

3

120

$998

California

6,488

4

165

$1,372

Colorado

7,109

6

307

$2,553

Connecticut

1,003

0

44

$366

Delaware

786

1

42

$349

D.C.

286

0

9

$75

Florida

12,017

32

594

$4,940

Georgia

1,702

3

142

$1,181

Hawaii

16

0

1

$8

Idaho

252

0

12

$100

Illinois

31,748

22

781

$6,495

Indiana

18,161

19

565

$4,698

Iowa

5,155

2

144

$1,197

Kansas

2,183

1

36

$299

Kentucky

96,610

469

4,033

$33,538

Louisiana

354

0

11

$91

Maine

45

0

2

$16

Maryland

6,708

12

255

$2,121

Massachusetts

245

0

15

$125

Michigan

10,534

9

291

$2,420

Minnesota

147

1

5

$42

Mississippi

368

1

18

$150

Missouri

4,668

0

125

$1,039

Montana

860

2

22

$183

Nebraska

130

0

2

$17

Nevada

444

1

30

$249

New Hampshire

27

0

4

$33

New Jersey

4,314

5

191

$1,588

New Mexico

2,445

1

81

$674

New York

4,041

2

136

$1,131

North Carolina

3,654

18

274

$2,279

North Dakota

159

0

3

$25

Ohio

54,473

50

1,936

$16,099

Oklahoma

3,807

4

97

$807

Oregon

629

0

19

$158

Pennsylvania

138,148

296

7,383

$61,395

Rhode Island

40

0

2

$17

South Carolina

985

5

103

$857

South Dakota

53

0

4

$33

Tennessee

21,785

67

812

$6,752

Texas

1,765

5

84

$699

Utah

4,216

7

180

$1,497

Vermont

50

0

4

$33

Virginia  

45,779

274

2,890

$24,033

Washington

1,592

2

45

$374

West Virginia

115,821

444

5,741

$47,741

Wisconsin

458

0

19

$158

Wyoming

2,640

0

109

$906

All Other

450

1

10

$83

TOTAL

656,465

1,797

28,671

$238,423

 

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

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2010

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBO's, as of 09/30/2010

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