Annual Statistical Supplement, 2003

 

Other Social Insurance and Veterans' Benefits

Black Lung Benefits

Table 9.D1 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, December 1970–2002
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
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.
CONTACT: Wayne Tacy (301) 306-6699 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.
Table 9.D2 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, by state or other area, December 2002
State or area Number Monthly amount (thousands of dollars)
Total Miners Widows Dependents a Total Miners b Widows c
All areas 71,584 8,394 50,404 12,786 35,017 5,818 29,199
Alabama 2,860 200 2,162 498 1,409 139 1,270
Alaska 11 d 10 d 6 d 6
Arizona 224 19 180 25 113 13 100
Arkansas 415 44 323 48 206 30 175
California 483 39 388 56 244 25 218
Colorado 504 43 403 58 253 30 223
Connecticut 143 6 124 13 72 4 69
Delaware 94 8 77 9 47 5 42
District of Columbia 21 2 17 2 10 2 9
Florida 1,679 198 1,206 275 823 141 681
Georgia 322 29 244 49 157 19 139
Hawaii 4 d d d 2 d d
Idaho 28 3 20 5 14 2 11
Illinois 2,511 186 2,031 294 1,264 125 1,139
Indiana 1,355 124 1,016 215 681 85 597
Iowa 298 27 229 42 150 18 132
Kansas 123 3 110 10 63 2 61
Kentucky 10,359 1,680 6,198 2,481 4,900 1,200 3,700
Louisiana 37 4 27 6 18 3 16
Maine 4 d d d 2 d d
Maryland 659 59 495 105 330 39 291
Massachusetts 37 d 31 d 19 d 18
Michigan 805 55 638 112 409 37 371
Minnesota 23 d 19 d 12 d 11
Mississippi 47 4 35 8 23 3 20
Missouri 233 12 194 27 118 8 110
Montana 81 7 65 9 41 5 37
Nebraska 8 d 7 d 4 d 4
Nevada 65 3 56 6 33 2 31
New Hampshire 3 d d d 2 d d
New Jersey 523 28 443 52 265 19 245
New Mexico 164 10 126 28 80 8 73
New York 453 20 373 60 230 14 215
North Carolina 652 61 480 111 321 43 278
North Dakota 4 d d d 2 d d
Ohio 4,371 361 3,296 714 2,183 251 1,933
Oklahoma 319 40 236 43 157 27 131
Oregon 54 6 38 10 27 4 23
Pennsylvania 17,377 1,790 13,259 2,328 8,674 1,185 7,488
Rhode Island 7 d d d 4 d d
South Carolina 227 17 166 44 112 13 99
South Dakota 2 d d d 1 d d
Tennessee 2,869 309 2,032 528 1,401 215 1,186
Texas 206 15 155 36 103 9 94
Utah 345 44 254 47 170 30 140
Vermont 6 d d d 3 d d
Virginia 5,758 868 3,671 1,219 2,763 617 2,146
Washington 132 12 107 13 66 8 58
West Virginia 14,413 2,040 9,215 3,158 6,896 1,428 5,469
Wisconsin 38 3 33 2 19 2 18
Wyoming 121 7 101 13 61 5 56
Outlying areas e 107 6 86 15 55 5 50
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.
SOURCE: Department of Labor, Beneficiary Master Table, 100 percent data.
CONTACT: Wayne Tacy (301) 306-6699 or Joseph Bondar (410) 965-0162.