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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 2012


Potential Liability for Benefits

SSAEs Issued 1

Approval Rate

PDOs Issued 3

Approval Rate

Trust Fund Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

NA 2

 

97

 

Denied

519

 

524

 

Total

519

0.00%

621

15.62%

 

 

 

 

 

Operator Liability

 

 

 

 

Approved

918

 

632

 

Denied

3,607

 

4,050

 

Total

4,525

20.29%

4,682

13.50%

 

 

 

 

 

Total Decisions

 

 

 

 

Total Approved

918

 

729

 

Total Denied

4,126

 

4,574

 

Grand Total

5,044

18.20%

5,303

13.75%

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