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Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation (DCMWC)

Black Lung Program Statistics

The Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation frequently receives requests for program information.  Please note that the Department of Labor may not have statistics for direct comparisons between claims filed under Part B and Part C of the Black Lung Benefits Act.  Part B benefits were administered by the Social Security Administration until 1998, and SSA reports those expenditures on a calendar year basis, not the fiscal year (October – September) used by DOL.  Some of the most frequently requested statistics may be accessed on-line by following the links provided below.

These statistics have been rearranged to include separate links to cumulative tables and to statistics compiled annually

* 2018 Statistics

* Attorney and Lay Representation of Claimants 2011-2018

* 2017 Statistics

* Benefit Payments - Total

* 2016 Statistics

* Total Parts B & C Beneficiaries 2004-2018

* 2015 Statistics

* Part C Claims Filed 2001-2018

* 2014 Statistics

* Part C Claims Decisions 2006-2018

* 2013 Statistics

* Part C Survivor Entitlements 2001-2018

* 2012 Statistics

* Past Part B Benefit Rates

* 2011 Statistics

* Past Part C Benefit Rates

* 2010 Statistics


* 2009 Statistics


* 2008 Statistics


* 2007 Statistics


* 2006 Statistics


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