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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 2017


State

Total
Received 1

MBO 2

Claims In
Payment 3

Dollars Paid 4

Alabama

36,950

6

487

4,606,119.11

Alaska

153

0

4

37,832.60

Arizona

2,236

0

40

378,326.00

Arkansas

3,876

0

47

444,533.06

California

6,524

0

65

614,779.76

Colorado

7,230

2

142

1,343,057.32

Connecticut

1,017

0

17

160,788.55

Delaware

799

0

17

160,788.55

D.C.

286

0

4

37,832.60

Florida

12,266

8

282

2,667,198.33

Georgia

1,796

1

79

747,193.86

Hawaii

16

0

1

9,458.15

Idaho

258

0

6

56,748.90

Illinois

33,187

3

449

4,246,709.41

Indiana

18,724

3

320

3,026,608.04

Iowa

5,171

0

54

510,740.11

Kansas

2,193

0

12

113,497.80

Kentucky

111,640

173

4,326

40,915,957.43

Louisiana

359

0

1

9,458.15

Maine

46

0

2

18,916.30

Maryland

6,797

2

105

993,105.76

Massachusetts

254

0

10

94,581.50

Michigan

10,586

0

121

1,144,436.16

Minnesota

150

0

2

18,916.30

Mississippi

377

0

12

113,497.80

Missouri

4,713

0

45

425,616.76

Montana

869

1

11

104,039.65

Nebraska

134

0

1

9,458.15

Nevada

458

1

18

170,246.70

New Hampshire

27

0

1

9,458.15

New Jersey

4,342

1

64

605,321.61

New Mexico

2,608

0

50

472,907.51

New York

4,076

0

56

529,656.41

North Carolina

3,981

2

218

2,061,876.73

North Dakota

163

0

1

9,458.15

Ohio

56,156

15

1,015

9,600,022.38

Oklahoma

3,835

1

30

283,744.50

Oregon

633

0

8

75,665.20

Pennsylvania

141,080

45

3,318

31,382,142.11

Rhode Island

40

0

0

0.00

South Carolina

1,122

2

78

737,735.71

South Dakota

56

0

3

28,374.45

Tennessee

23,682

13

650

6,147,797.58

Texas

1,822

0

68

643,154.21

Utah

4,435

1

116

1,097,145.41

Vermont

51

0

1

9,458.15

Virginia

52,081

84

2,518

23,815,622.01

Washington

1,608

1

23

217,537.45

West Virginia

127,544

127

4,470

42,277,931.05

Wisconsin

464

0

9

85,123.35

Wyoming

2,706

0

49

463,449.36

All Other

462

0

4

37,832.60

TOTALS

702,039

492

19,430

183,771,856.90

 

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

2 Active Medical Benefits Only claims as of 09/30/2017

3 Active claims in pay status as of 09/30/2017, excluding MBOs. Includes Trust Fund, interim and RO pay claims.

4 Disbursements 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 2017. Does not include benefits paid by responsible coal mine operators and insurers.

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