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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Distribution of Part C Black Lung Claims and Disbursements, by State
FY 2012


State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

30,438

18

579

$4,851,318

Alaska

133

0

4

$33,510

Arizona

1,866

2

82

$687,061

Arkansas

3,010

1

101

$846,257

California

5,760

1

136

$1,139,515

Colorado

6,086

4

245

$2,052,803

Connecticut

822

0

30

$251,364

Delaware

673

1

7

$58,648

D.C.

252

0

33

$276,500

Florida

9,887

23

470

$3,938,030

Georgia

1,480

2

106

$888,151

Hawaii

15

0

0

$0

Idaho

224

0

12

$100,530

Illinois

26,633

10

663

$5,555,136

Indiana

15,625

12

476

$3,988,303

Iowa

4,536

0

110

$921,667

Kansas

1,932

1

29

$242,985

Kentucky

84,256

337

3,955

$33,138,172

Louisiana

320

0

6

$50,254

Maine

37

0

1

$8,372

Maryland

5,713

8

186

$1,558,454

Massachusetts

218

1

14

$117,296

Michigan

9,461

6

221

$1,851,712

Minnesota

133

0

6

$50,254

Mississippi

328

1

15

$125,668

Missouri

4,280

0

101

$846,257

Montana

696

2

14

$117,296

Nebraska

122

0

2

$16,744

Nevada

394

1

28

$234,606

New Hampshire

24

0

2

$16,744

New Jersey

3,594

4

136

$1,139,515

New Mexico

2,173

1

67

$561,379

New York

3,469

0

111

$930,045

North Carolina

3,126

12

270

$2,262,272

North Dakota

155

0

2

$16,744

Ohio

48,058

32

1,603

$13,431,195

Oklahoma

3,097

2

80

$670,303

Oregon

564

0

14

$117,296

Pennsylvania

105,865

190

5,953

$49,878,988

Rhode Island

36

0

2

$16,744

South Carolina

888

3

93

$779,227

South Dakota

48

0

4

$33,510

Tennessee

17,999

50

755

$6,325,983

Texas

1,576

4

80

$670,302

Utah

3,659

5

155

$1,298,712

Vermont

36

0

3

$25,117

Virginia

39,454

207

2,728

$22,857,330

Washington

1,401

2

36

$301,636

West Virginia

95,862

316

5,271

$44,164,655

Wisconsin

419

0

15

$125,668

Wyoming

2,345

0

89

$745,712

All Other

441

1

5

$41,882

TOTALS

549,619

1,260

25,106

$210,357,822

 

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

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2012

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBOs, as of 09/30/2012

4 Disbursements of income and medical benefits for all claims, including claims paid by the Trust Fund and claims in interim pay status. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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