9.

D Black Lung Benefits
Table 9.D1—Currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, December 1970–2001
Number

Benefits (thousands of dollars)

Total

Miners

Widows

Dependents a

Monthly
amount

Annual
amount

1970..................................................................
1971..................................................................
1972..................................................................
1973..................................................................
1974..................................................................

111,976
231,729
298,963
461,491
487,216

43,921
77,213
101,802
159,837
169,097

24,889
67,358
88,067
124,154
134,700

43,166
87,158
109,094
177,500
183,419

12,500
27,200
37,800
63,700
71,500

111,000
378,900
554,400
1,045,200
951,300

1975..................................................................
1976..................................................................
1977..................................................................
1978..................................................................
1979..................................................................

482,311
469,655
457,399
439,970
418,948

165,405
158,087
148,720
138,648
129,558

139,407
142,495
144,543
145,829
146,527

177,499
169,073
164,136
155,493
142,863

75,500
77,400
80,500
82,300
86,500

947,700
963,300
942,200
965,100
983,100

1980..................................................................
1981..................................................................
1982..................................................................
1983..................................................................
1984..................................................................

399,477
376,505
354,569
333,358
313,822

120,235
111,249
102,234
93,694
85,658

146,603
146,173
144,863
142,967
140,995

132,639
119,083
107,472
96,697
87,169

91,400
91,700
90,800
86,300
85,300

1,032,000
1,081,300
1,076,000
1,055,800
1,038,000

1985..................................................................
1986..................................................................
1987..................................................................
1988..................................................................
1989..................................................................

294,846
275,783
258,988
241,626
225,764

77,836
70,253
63,573
56,977
51,048

138,328
135,033
131,561
127,322
123,220

78,682
70,497
63,854
57,327
51,496

83,700
78,900
76,800
73,500
72,000

1,025,000
971,000
940,000
904,000
882,000

1990..................................................................
1991..................................................................
1992..................................................................
1993..................................................................
1994..................................................................

210,678
196,419
182,396
168,365
155,172

45,643
40,703
35,971
31,664
27,828

118,705
114,046
109,091
103,334
97,414

46,330
41,670
37,334
33,367
29,930

70,000
68,400
66,500
64,100
60,600

863,400
844,400
822,500
794,300
751,900

1995..................................................................
1996..................................................................
1997..................................................................
1998..................................................................
1999..................................................................

143,011
131,143
119,233
109,271
98,977

24,573
21,477
18,488
15,964
13,635

91,517
85,559
79,238
73,420
67,359

26,921
24,107
21,507
19,887
17,983

56,100
52,600
49,255
46,204
43,225

696,700
654,600
614,888
576,389
541,200

2000..................................................................
2001..................................................................

89,355
79,518

11,587
9,779

61,542
55,412

16,226
14,327

40,625
37,324

509,290
470,362

Year

a. Includes wives of living miners, divorced wives, children, and dependent brothers and sisters of miners.
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
NOTE: Benefits payable under Part B of the Black Lung program established by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969. Beginning October 1, 1997,
responsibility for maintenance and payment of Part B benefits was transferred from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to the Department of Labor (DOL); SSA, however,
maintains responsibility for conducting formal hearings necessary to resolve contested issues with regard to Part B claims. Benefits under Part C (generally claims arising
July 1, 1973 and later) are also administered by the DOL but are not included here.
CONTACT: Wayne Tacy (301) 731-5116 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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9.D Black Lung Benefits
Table 9.D2—Currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, by state or other area, June 2002
Number
State or area

Monthly amount (thousands of dollars)

Total

Miners

Widows

Dependents a

Total

Miners b

Widows c

All areas....................

75,526

9,023

52,921

13,582

36,795

6,239

30,556

Alabama.............................
Alaska ................................
Arizona...............................
Arkansas ............................
California............................

3,038
11
236
437
497

224
0
21
48
42

2,313
11
190
338
397

501
0
25
51
58

1,503
6
118
216
249

156
0
14
33
27

1,347
6
104
184
222

Colorado ............................
Connecticut ........................
Delaware............................
District of Columbia............
Florida ................................

540
143
95
23
1,791

46
6
8

64
12
10
295

270
72
48
11
875

32
4
5

216

430
125
77
19
1,280

153

238
69
43
10
722

Georgia ..............................
Hawaii ................................
Idaho..................................
Illinois .................................
Indiana ...............................

308
4
26
2,694
1,466

30

237

41

134

d

d

18
2,173
1,097

5
313
238

153
2
13
1,353
729

19

d
d

Iowa ...................................
Kansas ...............................
Kentucky ............................
Louisiana............................
Maine .................................

316
132
10,881
34

1,775
4

245
120
6,483
24

42
9
2,623
6

159
67
5,125
17

1,267
3

139
65
3,859
14

d

d

d

d

d

d

d

Maryland ............................
Massachusetts ...................
Michigan.............................
Minnesota ..........................
Mississippi..........................

694
40
843
23
52

64

116
6
123
3
10

344
20
424
12
25

42

55
0
6

514
33
665
20
36

38
0
4

303
20
386
12
21

Missouri..............................
Montana .............................
Nebraska............................
Nevada...............................
New Hampshire .................

245
93
9
68

11
7
0
4

204
76
8
57

30
10
7

123
47
5
34

7
5
0
3

116
42
5
31

d

d

d

d

d

d

d

New Jersey ........................
New Mexico .......................
New York............................
North Carolina....................
North Dakota......................

554
164
488
655
4

30
12
25
62
0

466
127
400
484
4

58
25
63
109
0

279
81
247
323
2

20
9
17
44
0

259
73
230
280
2

Ohio ...................................
Oklahoma...........................
Oregon ...............................
Pennsylvania......................
Rhode Island......................

4,625
337
51
18,468
7

399
41
6
1,958
0

3,453
251
36
13,997
6

773
45
9
2,513
d

2,295
166
25
9,175
4

277
27
4
1,294
0

2,018
139
21
7,881
4

South Carolina ...................
South Dakota .....................
Tennessee..........................
Texas..................................
Utah ...................................

227

20

162

45

111

15

95

d

d

d

d

d

d

d

2,983
218
372

329
16
46

2,110
166
275

544
36
51

1,456
110
183

228
10
32

1,228
100
151

Vermont..............................
Virginia ...............................
Washington ........................
West Virginia......................
Wisconsin...........................
Wyoming ...........................

6
6,025
137
15,166
37
131

0
929
13
2,174

0
1,311
14
3,349
16

3
2,871
68
7,224
19
66

0
659
9
1,519

9

6
3,785
110
9,643
31
106

6

3
2,212
60
5,705
17
60

Other..................................

124

7

102

15

63

6

59

d

208
131
29
d

d

d

d

d

d

d

d
d

138
90
19
d

d

d

d

10
1,215
640

a. Includes wives of living miners, divorced wives, children, and dependent brothers and sisters of miners.
b. Includes benefits for wives and children.
c. Includes benefits for surviving children, brothers, sisters, and divorced wives. Prior to December 1997, monthly payments for surviving children were included with payments
to miners.
d. Not shown to avoid disclosure of information regarding particular individuals.
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
NOTES: December 2001 data not available. Benefits payable under Part B of the Black Lung program established by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969.
Beginning October 1, 1997, responsibility for maintenance and payment of Part B benefits was transferred from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to the Department of
Labor (DOL); SSA, however, maintains responsibility for conducting formal hearings necessary to resolve contested issues with regard to Part B claims. Benefits under Part C
(generally claims arising July 1, 1973 and later) are also administered by the DOL but are not included here.
CONTACT: Wayne Tacy (301) 731-5116 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.

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