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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 2014

State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

36,060

8

514

4,358,004.36

Alaska

153

0

5

42,393.04

Arizona

2,211

2

62

525,673.68

Arkansas

3,866

0

68

576,545.32

California

6,507

0

103

873,296.59

Colorado

7,174

2

202

1,712,678.76

Connecticut

1012

0

21

178,050.25

Delaware

793

1

27

228,922.41

D.C.

287

0

7

59,350.25

Florida

12,153

13

395

3,349,050.05

Georgia

1,750

1

90

763,074.69

Hawaii

16

0

1

8,478.61

Idaho

253

0

8

67,828.86

Illinois

32,751

5

555

4,705,627.28

Indiana

18,508

11

404

3,425,357.52

Iowa

5,167

0

83

703,724.44

Kansas

2,188

1

21

178,050.76

Kentucky

104,608

248

3,932

33,337,885.52

Louisiana

358

0

6

50,871.65

Maine

45

0

1

8,478.61

Maryland

6,752

4

148

1,254,833.94

Massachusetts

250

1

12

101,743.29

Michigan

10,567

3

177

1,500,713.57

Minnesota

148

0

2

16,957.22

Mississippi

373

0

12

101,743.29

Missouri

4,695

0

75

635,895.58

Montana

865

1

13

110,221.90

Nebraska

131

0

2

16,957.22

Nevada

449

1

16

135,657.72

New Hampshire

27

0

1

8,478.61

New Jersey

4,327

3

106

898,732.42

New Mexico

2,526

1

56

474,802.03

New York

4,063

0

93

788,510.52

North Carolina

3,839

8

246

2,085,737.50

North Dakota

161

0

1

8,478.61

Ohio

55,384

23

1,295

10,979,796.99

Oklahoma

3,820

1

56

474,802.03

Oregon

631

0

10

84,786.08

Pennsylvania

139,626

118

4,709

39,925,763.72

Rhode Island

40

0

0

0.00

South Carolina

1,045

2

86

729,160.26

South Dakota

55

0

5

42,393.04

Tennessee

22,713

35

674

5,714,581.60

Texas

1,800

2

72

610,459.76

Utah

4,353

3

135

1,144,612.04

Vermont

50

0

1

8,478.61

Virginia

49,079

160

2,549

21,611,971.06

Washington

1,601

1

34

288,272.66

West Virginia

121,697

212

4,679

39,671,405.49

Wisconsin

461

0

12

101,743.29

Wyoming

2,685

0

73

618,938.36

All Other

451

0

5

42,393.04

TOTALS

680,524

871

21,860

185,342,364.10

 

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

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2014

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBOs, as of 09/30/2014

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 2014. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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