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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 2016

State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

36,654

6

490

4,348,887.94

Alaska

153

0

4

35,501.13

Arizona

2,232

1

45

399,387.67

Arkansas

3,874

0

55

488,140.48

California

6,521

0

69

612,394.42

Colorado

7,218

2

166

1,473,296.73

Connecticut

1,016

0

18

159,755.07

Delaware

798

1

20

177,505.63

D.C.

287

0

5

44,376.41

Florida

12,224

9

321

2,848,965.37

Georgia

1,779

1

73

647,895.55

Hawaii

17

0

3

26,625.84

Idaho

258

0

5

44,376.41

Illinois

33,021

5

475

4,215,758.72

Indiana

18,655

6

338

2,999,845.15

Iowa

5,172

0

62

550,267.45

Kansas

2,193

0

15

133,129.22

Kentucky

109,334

184

4,236

37,595,692.51

Louisiana

360

0

6

53,251.69

Maine

46

0

2

17,750.56

Maryland

6,786

3

122

1,082,784.35

Massachusetts

252

0

9

79,877.53

Michigan

10,577

0

140

1,242,539.41

Minnesota

149

0

2

17,750.56

Mississippi

377

0

12

106,503.38

Missouri

4,711

0

50

443,764.08

Montana

867

1

12

106,503.38

Nebraska

133

0

1

8,875.28

Nevada

455

1

17

150,879.79

New Hampshire

27

0

1

8,875.28

New Jersey

4,342

1

75

665,646.11

New Mexico

2,571

0

52

461,514.64

New York

4,072

0

69

612,394.42

North Carolina

3,929

3

216

1,917,060.81

North Dakota

163

0

1

8,875.28

Ohio

55,900

17

1,108

9,833,811.92

Oklahoma

3,829

1

36

319,510.13

Oregon

633

0

9

79,877.53

Pennsylvania

140,728

56

3,743

33,220,178.72

Rhode Island

40

0

0

0

South Carolina

1,088

2

77

683,396.68

South Dakota

54

0

3

26,625.84

Tennessee

23,314

18

629

5,582,552.07

Texas

1,812

1

67

594,643.86

Utah

4,409

1

125

1,109,410.19

Vermont

50

0

1

8,875.28

Virginia

51,109

90

2,488

22,081,700.42

Washington

1,606

1

28

248,507.88

West Virginia

125,367

151

4,414

39,175,492.62

Wisconsin

464

0

9

79,877.53

Wyoming

2,702

0

53

470,389.92

All Other

462

0

4

35,501.13

TOTALS

694,790

562

19,981

177,337,000.00

 

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

2 Active MBO claims as of 09/30/2016

3 Active claims in pay status as of 09/30/2016, excluding MBOs. Includes Trust Fund, interim and RO pay claims.

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 2016. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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