New Bedford ranks 10th in Massachusetts total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 2,530 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in New Bedford in 2018, ranking it the 10th in Massachusetts, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) is a program of the Social Security Administration funded primarily through payroll taxes. It was signed into law in 1935 by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The OASDI program aims to supplement a worker's lost wages due to retirement, disability or death of a spouse.

The following table shows Social Security field offices ranked by number of widow and parent beneficiaries in Massachusetts.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries in Massachusetts (2018)

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Worcester
5,500
2
Springfield
4,995
3
Cambridge
4,190
4
Malden
3,445
5
Lowell
3,365
6
Holyoke
3,195
7
Quincy
3,145
8
Lynn
2,895
9
Brockton
2,645
10
New Bedford
2,530
11
Framingham
2,510
12
Hanover
2,490
13
Hyannis
2,375
14
Norwood
2,330
15
Salem
2,085
16
Attleboro
2,075
17
Fall River
1,740
18
Lawrence
1,730
19
Haverhill
1,660
19
Boston
1,660
21
Falmouth
1,645
22
Waltham
1,570
23
Fitchburg
1,510
24
Pittsfield
1,460
25
Taunton
1,355
26
Gardner
1,060
27
Boston, Roslindale
860
28
Roxbury
680
29
Boston, Dorchester
595
30
North Adams
470
31
Woonsocket, RI
350

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