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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Part C Black Lung Claim Adjudications
at the District Director Level
During FY 2011


Potential Liability for Benefits

SSAEs Issued 1

Approval Rate

PDOs Issued 3

Approval Rate

Trust Fund Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

NA 2

 

110

 

Denied

576

 

541

 

Total

576

0.00%

651

16.90%

 

 

 

 

 

Operator Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

999

 

645

 

Denied

4,596

 

4,885

 

Total

5,595

17.86%

5,530

11.66%

 

 

 

 

 

Total Decisions

 

 

 

 

Total Approved

999

 

755

 

Total Denied

5,172

 

5,426

 

Grand Total

6,171

16.19%

6,181

12.21%

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