Annual Statistical Supplement, 2007

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Black Lung Benefits

Table 9.D1 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, December 1970–2006
Year Number Benefits (thousands of dollars)
Total Miners Widows Dependents a Monthly
amount
Annual
amount
1970 111,976 43,921 24,889 43,166 12,500 111,000
1971 231,729 77,213 67,358 87,158 27,200 378,900
1972 298,963 101,802 88,067 109,094 37,800 554,400
1973 461,491 159,837 124,154 177,500 63,700 1,045,200
1974 487,216 169,097 134,700 183,419 71,500 951,300
1975 482,311 165,405 139,407 177,499 75,500 947,700
1976 469,655 158,087 142,495 169,073 77,400 963,300
1977 457,399 148,720 144,543 164,136 80,500 942,200
1978 439,970 138,648 145,829 155,493 82,300 965,100
1979 418,948 129,558 146,527 142,863 86,500 983,100
1980 399,477 120,235 146,603 132,639 91,400 1,032,000
1981 376,505 111,249 146,173 119,083 91,700 1,081,300
1982 354,569 102,234 144,863 107,472 90,800 1,076,000
1983 333,358 93,694 142,967 96,697 86,300 1,055,800
1984 313,822 85,658 140,995 87,169 85,300 1,038,000
1985 294,846 77,836 138,328 78,682 83,700 1,025,000
1986 275,783 70,253 135,033 70,497 78,900 971,000
1987 258,988 63,573 131,561 63,854 76,800 940,000
1988 241,626 56,977 127,322 57,327 73,500 904,000
1989 225,764 51,048 123,220 51,496 72,000 882,000
1990 210,678 45,643 118,705 46,330 70,000 863,400
1991 196,419 40,703 114,046 41,670 68,400 844,400
1992 182,396 35,971 109,091 37,334 66,500 822,500
1993 168,365 31,664 103,334 33,367 64,100 794,300
1994 155,172 27,828 97,414 29,930 60,600 751,900
1995 143,011 24,573 91,517 26,921 56,100 696,700
1996 131,143 21,477 85,559 24,107 52,600 654,600
1997 119,233 18,488 79,238 21,507 49,255 614,888
1998 109,271 15,964 73,420 19,887 46,204 576,389
1999 98,977 13,635 67,359 17,983 43,225 541,200
2000 89,355 11,587 61,542 16,226 40,625 509,290
2001 79,518 9,779 55,412 14,327 37,324 470,362
2002 71,584 8,394 50,404 12,786 35,017 439,337
2003 64,237 7,142 45,746 11,349 32,198 411,635
2004 52,362 6,009 40,727 5,626 29,460 376,374
2005 46,609 4,972 37,099 4,538 26,399 340,187
2006 40,018 4,217 32,168 3,633 24,282 312,461
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
a. Includes wives of living miners, divorced wives, children, and dependent brothers and sisters of miners.
CONTACT: Bennett Stewart (606) 432-0116, ext. 126.
Table 9.D2 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, by state or other area, December 2005
State or area Number Monthly amount (thousands of dollars)
Total Miners Widows Dependents a Total Miners b Widows c
All areas 46,609 4,972 37,099 4,538 26,399 3,490 22,909
Alabama 1,675 126 1,414 135 992 70 922
Alaska 10 d 9 d 6 d d
Arizona 154 9 140 5 90 6 84
Arkansas 270 23 233 14 153 13 141
California 314 25 279 10 168 14 155
Colorado 322 26 275 21 191 19 172
Connecticut 89 d 85 d 53 d d
Delaware 68 5 60 3 39 3 36
District of Columbia 15 0 15 0 8 0 8
Florida 1,143 93 915 135 635 67 568
Georgia 224 13 203 8 139 10 129
Hawaii d d d d d d d
Idaho 18 d 16 d 12 d d
Illinois 1,729 119 1,506 104 865 69 795
Indiana 877 66 755 56 495 46 449
Iowa 176 11 155 10 100 7 92
Kansas 72 d 71 d 41 d d
Kentucky 6,804 1,112 4,690 1,002 3,865 794 3,071
Louisiana 25 d 23 d 15 d d
Maine d d d d d d d
Maryland 460 30 399 31 260 21 239
Massachusetts 27 d 26 d 15 d d
Michigan 548 30 485 33 309 20 289
Minnesota 15 d 14 d 9 d d
Mississippi 31 d 27 d 22 d d
Missouri 155 6 143 6 86 5 82
Montana 52 4 45 3 30 3 27
Nebraska 5 d d d 3 d d
Nevada 48 d 43 d 27 d d
New Hampshire d d d d d d d
New Jersey 371 20 330 21 210 14 196
New Mexico 103 5 90 8 57 3 54
New York 328 13 303 12 186 9 177
North Carolina 479 37 413 29 286 25 261
North Dakota d d d d d d d
Ohio 2,969 215 2,585 169 1,677 151 1,526
Oklahoma 202 17 174 11 116 12 105
Oregon 34 4 27 3 21 3 18
Pennsylvania 10,965 912 9,417 636 6,240 642 5,598
Rhode Island 6 d 5 d 3 d d
South Carolina 175 14 146 15 103 10 93
South Dakota d d d d d d d
Tennessee 2,012 175 1,659 178 1,105 124 981
Texas 157 9 136 12 88 6 82
Utah 207 24 166 17 118 17 101
Vermont d d d d d d d
Virginia 3,811 557 2,765 489 2,186 403 1,783
Washington 84 7 73 4 47 4 42
West Virginia 9,213 1,249 6,630 1,334 5,232 887 4,345
Wisconsin 28 d 24 d 15 d d
Wyoming 69 d 64 d 39 d d
Outlying areas e 55 4 47 4 34 3 31
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
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.
e. Includes beneficiaries residing in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Bennett Stewart (606) 432-0116, ext. 126.
Table 9.D2 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, by state or other area, December 2006
State or area Number Monthly amount (thousands of dollars)
Total Miners Widows Dependents a Total Miners b Widows c
All areas 40,018 4,217 32,168 3,633 24,282 3,051 21,231
Alabama 1,434 80 1,260 94 909 57 852
Alaska 8 0 8 0 7 0 7
Arizona 120 7 109 4 72 5 67
Arkansas 237 16 210 11 141 11 130
California 236 17 207 12 143 11 131
Colorado 279 23 236 20 168 17 152
Connecticut 71 d 67 d 43 d d
Delaware 58 d 52 d 35 d d
District of Columbia 15 0 15 0 9 0 9
Florida 944 82 800 62 572 59 513
Georgia 186 13 166 7 116 8 108
Hawaii d d d d d d d
Idaho 17 d 15 d 11 d d
Illinois 1,263 80 1,104 79 767 61 707
Indiana 724 56 609 59 450 40 410
Iowa 146 8 128 10 89 6 83
Kansas 51 0 51 0 31 0 31
Kentucky 6,186 981 4,321 884 3,645 714 2,931
Louisiana 23 d 21 d 13 d d
Maine 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maryland 355 26 311 18 230 18 212
Massachusetts 18 d 16 d 11 d d
Michigan 416 23 378 15 273 15 258
Minnesota 11 d 10 d 7 d d
Mississippi 33 d 30 d 22 d d
Missouri 133 6 122 5 82 4 78
Montana 47 4 40 3 28 3 25
Nebraska 4 d d d 3 d d
Nevada 38 d 36 d 23 d d
New Hampshire d d d d d d d
New Jersey 292 16 260 16 177 11 165
New Mexico 81 5 70 6 51 3 47
New York 249 12 227 10 159 8 151
North Carolina 410 35 348 27 252 24 228
North Dakota d d d d d d d
Ohio 2,422 178 2,098 146 1,532 128 1,404
Oklahoma 174 16 146 12 103 11 92
Oregon 26 d 24 d 18 d d
Pennsylvania 9,343 759 8,026 558 5,686 542 5,144
Rhode Island 5 d d d 3 d d
South Carolina 139 9 122 8 86 6 80
South Dakota d d d d d d d
Tennessee 1,643 158 1,346 139 1,008 114 894
Texas 116 6 107 3 75 4 71
Utah 187 22 149 16 108 15 93
Vermont d d d d d d d
Virginia 3,466 495 2,548 423 2,050 364 1,686
Washington 76 5 67 4 44 3 41
West Virginia 8,192 1,059 6,167 966 4,943 772 4,171
Wisconsin 25 d 23 d 14 d d
Wyoming 57 d 56 d 35 d d
Outlying areas e 51 4 42 5 32 3 29
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
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.
e. Includes beneficiaries residing in American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Bennett Stewart (606) 432-0116, ext. 126.