Waltham ranks 23th in total OASDI beneficiaries in Massachusetts in 2018


There were 28,050 OASDI beneficiaries in Waltham in 2018, ranking it 23th 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 cities ranked by number of beneficiaries in Massachusetts.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Worcester
101,880
2
Springfield
88,890
3
Cambridge
78,235
4
Malden
62,590
5
Lowell
61,755
6
Holyoke
60,505
7
Quincy
53,210
8
Brockton
51,945
9
Lynn
50,435
10
Framingham
47,410
11
New Bedford
45,995
12
Hyannis
45,965
13
Hanover
45,370
14
Attleboro
38,975
15
Norwood
38,440
16
Salem
37,575
17
Boston
36,835
18
Fall River
35,965
19
Falmouth
33,115
20
Lawrence
32,850
21
Haverhill
30,530
22
Taunton
28,305
23
Waltham
28,050
24
Fitchburg
27,855
25
Pittsfield
25,320
26
Gardner
19,735
27
Boston, Roslindale
19,275
28
Roxbury
15,140
29
Boston, Dorchester
14,730
30
North Adams
9,515
31
Woonsocket, RI
6,600

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