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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 2013

State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

35,759

12

532

$4,544,263

Alaska

153

0

5

$42,694

Arizona

2,203

2

75

$640,639

Arkansas

3,867

0

89

$760,224

California

6,519

0

117

$999,396

Colorado

7,156

3

228

$1,947,541

Connecticut

1011

0

28

$239,170

Delaware

792

1

32

$273,337

D.C.

287

0

7

$59,788

Florida

12,106

16

426

$3,638,827

Georgia

1,742

1

103

$879,810

Hawaii

16

0

1

$8,527

Idaho

253

0

9

$76,861

Illinois

32,614

7

604

$5,159,275

Indiana

18,433

12

441

$3,766,954

Iowa

5,165

0

95

$811,475

Kansas

2,187

1

22

$187,910

Kentucky

102,096

277

3,956

$33,791,548

Louisiana

358

0

7

$59,788

Maine

45

0

1

$8,527

Maryland

6,740

6

161

$1,375,237

Massachusetts

249

1

14

$119,575

Michigan

10,562

5

189

$1,614,409

Minnesota

149

0

6

$51,241

Mississippi

370

0

12

$102,502

Missouri

4,687

0

89

$760,224

Montana

863

1

12

$102,502

Nebraska

131

0

3

$25,620

Nevada

449

1

23

$196,456

New Hampshire

27

0

1

$8,527

New Jersey

4,325

3

128

$1,093,356

New Mexico

2,495

1

59

$503,969

New York

4,063

0

101

$862,727

North Carolina

3,782

10

257

$2,195,255

North Dakota

161

0

2

$17,074

Ohio

55,163

26

1,443

$12,325,886

Oklahoma

3,814

1

65

$555,220

Oregon

630

0

12

$102,502

Pennsylvania

139,274

150

5,289

$45,177,830

Rhode Island

40

0

0

$0

South Carolina

1024

3

87

$743,141

South Dakota

54

0

4

$34,137

Tennessee

22,441

41

709

$6,056,170

Texas

1,793

3

79

$674,806

Utah

4,320

5

142

$1,212,942

Vermont

50

0

2

$17,074

Virginia

47,930

180

2,607

$22,268,596

Washington

1,599

1

37

$316,031

West Virginia

119,927

263

4,966

$42,418,814

Wisconsin

460

0

14

$119,575

Wyoming

2,684

0

82

$700,431

All Other

451

1

5

$42,694

TOTALS

673,469

1,034

23,378

$199,691,077

 

1 All filings since July 1, 1973, including terminated, non-approved claims and Medical Benefits Only (MBO) claims.

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2013

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBOs, as of 09/30/2013

4 Disbursemenets of income and medical benefits for all Part C claims, including claims paid by the Trust Fund and claims in interim pay status., during FY 2013. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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