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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

Distributions of Part C Black Lung Claims and Disbursements, by State
FY 2015

State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

36,384

7

498

4,352,479.01

Alaska

154

0

5

43,699.59

Arizona

2,217

1

54

471,955.56

Arkansas

3,869

0

58

506,915.23

California

6,521

0

87

760,372.84

Colorado

7,199

2

176

1,538,225.51

Connecticut

1,016

0

19

166,058.44

Delaware

796

1

23

201,018.11

D.C.

287

0

7

61,179.42

Florida

12,188

11

364

3,181,330.04

Georgia

1,770

1

85

742,893.00

Hawaii

17

0

2

17,479.84

Idaho

258

0

9

78,659.26

Illinois

32,911

5

505

4,413,658.44

Indiana

18,572

8

368

3,216,289.71

Iowa

5,174

0

70

611,794.24

Kansas

2,192

1

19

166,058.44

Kentucky

106,885

226

4,062

35,501,545.68

Louisiana

358

0

4

34,959.67

Maine

46

0

2

17,479.84

Maryland

6,773

4

142

1,241,068.31

Massachusetts

252

0

10

87,399.18

Michigan

10,575

0

154

1,345,947.33

Minnesota

148

0

1

8,739.92

Mississippi

375

0

12

104,879.01

Missouri

4,705

0

62

541,874.90

Montana

865

1

13

113,618.93

Nebraska

132

0

1

8,739.92

Nevada

452

1

15

131,098.77

New Hampshire

27

0

1

8,739.92

New Jersey

4,341

2

93

812,812.35

New Mexico

2,548

0

53

463,215.64

New York

4,074

0

79

690,453.50

North Carolina

3,890

5

225

1,966,481.48

North Dakota

161

0

0

0

Ohio

55,620

17

1,199

10,479,161.32

Oklahoma

3,828

1

47

410,776.13

Oregon

630

0

7

61,179.42

Pennsylvania

140,390

92

4,156

36,323,097.94

Rhode Island

40

0

0

0

South Carolina

1,071

1

84

734,153.09

South Dakota

54

0

3

26,219.75

Tennessee

23,008

26

627

5,479,928.40

Texas

1,810

2

69

603,054.32

Utah

4,385

2

131

1,144,929.22

Vermont

50

0

1

8,739.92

Virginia

50209

137

2,451

21,421,538.27

Washington

1,603

1

29

253,457.61

West Virginia

123,396

185

4,494

39,277,190.12

Wisconsin

462

0

13

113,618.93

Wyoming

2,696

0

60

524,395.06

All Other

454

0

6

52,439.51

TOTALS

687,838

740

20,655

180,523,000.00

 

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

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2015

3 Active claims in pay status, excluding MBOs, as of 09/30/2015

4 Disbursemenets of income and medical benefits for all part C claims paid by the Trust Fund, and claims in interim pay status during FY 2015. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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