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Black Lung Program Statistics

Black Lung Program Benefit Payment Totals by Year

Year

Part B 1 (SSA, until FY 1998)

Part C 2 (DOL)

1970

N/A

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1971

$298,000,000.00

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1972

$399,000,000.00

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1973

$914,000,000.00

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1974

$966,000,000.00

$1,606,000.00

1975

$942,000,000.00

$7,172,000.00

1976

$973,000,000.00

$13,879,000.00

1976, Trans. Q. 3

N/A

$6,132,000.00

1977

$942,000,000.00

$19,253,000.00

1978

$973,000,000.00

$104,394,000.00

1979

$983,000,000.00

$583,096,072.00

1980

$1,026,000,000.00

$726,471,000.00

1981

$1,086,000,000.00

$660,554,000.00

1982

$1,085,000,000.00

$587,699,000.00

1983

$1,072,000,000.00

$631,645,000.00

1984

$1,050,000,000.00

$602,878,000.00

1985

$1,033,000,000.00

$591,461,917.30

1986

$989,000,000.00

$584,635,739.67

1987

$950,000,000.00

$605,717,620.68

1988

$915,000,000.00

$601,972,127.18

1989

$889,000,000.00

$593,947,551.73

1990

$867,000,000.00

$573,359,637.09

1991

$847,000,000.00

$566,364,471.05

1992

$826,000,000.00

$574,850,106.11

1993

$801,000,000.00

$562,034,590.80

1994

$764,000,000.00

$554,349,205.18

1995

$712,610,502.00

$525,562,957.58

1996

$666,784,989.00

$499,622,215.24

1997

$624,080,869.00

$487,909,761.32

1998

$542,966,504.87

$459,061,013.17

1999

$556,005,182.36

$439,441,975.72

2000

$522,147,240.34

$422,656,178.17

2001

$480,550,717.16

$396,928,483.93

2002

$447,600,040.74

$384,234,269.30

2003

$411,635,000.00

$370,388,948.93

2004

$384,674,681.04

$346,864,443.86

2005

$351,139,362.75

$329,862,535.30

2006

$319,873,916.79

$307,066,878.36

2007

$289,517,036.86

$291,309,574.68

2008

$262,264,608.34

$273,231,898.72

2009

$237,832,498.51

$254,987,052.08

2010

$213,813,304.00

$238,422,875.55

2011

$189,471,054.97

$227,396,909.81

2012

$166,138,697.58

$210,357,821.81

2013

$144,989,647.44

$199,691,307.58

2014

$127,664,252.68

$185,342,364.59

2015

$112,651,309.97

$180,523,312.33

2016

$98,651,070.74

$177,336,958.78

TOTALS

$29,453,062,487.14

$16,961,671,775.60

1 Part B benefits are calendar year totals, and are reported in the Social Security Annual Statistical Supplement.
2 Part C benefits are fiscal year totals and include payments for medical treatment.
3 Transition Quarter changed the beginning of the Fiscal Year to October 1.

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