Annual Statistical Supplement, 2008

 

Other Social Insurance Programs and Veterans' Benefits

Black Lung Benefits

Table 9.D1 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, December 1970–2007
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
2007 36,231 3,447 28,231 4,553 21,699 282,380
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 or supplement@ssa.gov.
Table 9.D2 Benefits currently payable to miners, widows, and dependents, by state or other area, December 2007
State or area Number Monthly amount (thousands of dollars)
Total Miners Widows Dependents a Total Miners b Widows c
All areas 36,231 3,447 28,231 4,553 21,699 2,538 19,161
Alabama 1,340 62 1,086 192 798 45 753
Alaska d d d d d d d
Arizona 116 8 99 9 70 6 64
Arkansas 206 13 180 13 122 9 114
California 220 15 184 21 129 10 119
Colorado 252 13 212 27 150 10 141
Connecticut 69 d 62 d 41 d d
Delaware 53 4 45 4 31 3 29
District of Columbia 14 d d d 8 d d
Florida 835 55 693 87 496 40 456
Georgia 195 9 161 25 115 6 109
Hawaii d d d d d d d
Idaho 19 d 15 d 11 d d
Illinois 1,099 60 929 110 654 46 608
Indiana 672 45 533 94 402 33 370
Iowa 127 7 106 14 76 5 71
Kansas 50 d d d 29 d d
Kentucky 5,468 827 3,920 721 3,321 609 2,712
Louisiana 21 d d d 13 d d
Maine d d d d d d d
Maryland 337 19 266 52 200 13 187
Massachusetts 17 d d d 10 d d
Michigan 405 18 320 67 238 12 226
Minnesota 9 d d d 6 d d
Mississippi 31 d 26 d 18 d d
Missouri 122 3 108 11 71 2 69
Montana 38 d 34 d 22 d d
Nebraska d d d d d d d
Nevada 33 d 28 d 19 d d
New Hampshire d d d d d d d
New Jersey 272 12 233 27 161 8 153
New Mexico 72 d 59 d 43 d d
New York 232 8 192 32 137 6 131
North Carolina 413 26 338 49 246 18 227
North Dakota d d d d d d d
Ohio 2,296 143 1,814 339 1,360 105 1,255
Oklahoma 143 12 120 11 86 9 77
Oregon 29 d 21 d 16 d d
Pennsylvania 8,382 609 6,874 899 4,980 442 4,537
Rhode Island d d d d d d d
South Carolina 139 10 110 19 83 7 76
South Dakota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Tennessee 1,542 131 1,198 213 918 96 823
Texas 111 5 86 20 63 3 60
Utah 163 17 133 13 97 12 85
Vermont d d d d d d d
Virginia 3,083 426 2,280 377 1,872 319 1,553
Washington 56 4 48 4 33 2 30
West Virginia 7,400 869 5,489 1,042 4,464 649 3,815
Wisconsin 20 d d d 12 d d
Wyoming 51 d d d 30 d d
Outlying areas e 47 4 35 8 29 3 25
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, U.S. Virgin Islands, and foreign countries.
CONTACT: Bennett Stewart (606) 432-0116, ext. 126 or supplement@ssa.gov.