Fort Wayne ranks first in Indiana total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 5,675 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Fort Wayne in 2018, ranking it the first in Indiana, 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 Indiana.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Fort Wayne
5,675
2
Anderson
5,590
3
Evansville
5,320
4
Columbus
4,820
5
New Albany
4,695
6
South Bend
4,405
7
Indianapolis, Northwest
4,255
8
Bloomington
3,975
9
Indianapolis
3,920
10
Merrillville
3,870
11
Lafayette
3,785
12
Muncie
3,580
13
Elkhart
3,325
14
Indianapolis, Northeast
3,080
15
Valparaiso
3,040
16
Terre Haute
2,945
17
Madison
2,860
18
Hammond
2,820
19
Kokomo
2,655
20
Richmond
2,410
21
Marion
1,970
22
Gary
1,750
23
Crawfordsville
1,740
24
Auburn
1,590
25
Michigan City
1,555
26
Vincennes
1,455
27
Danville, IL
615

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