Stamford ranks fifth in Connecticut total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 2,295 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Stamford in 2018, ranking it the fifth in Connecticut, 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 Connecticut.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
New Haven
4,790
2
Hartford
4,660
3
Bridgeport
4,115
4
Waterbury
2,560
5
Stamford
2,295
6
East Hartford
2,285
7
Willimantic
2,220
8
New Britain
2,035
9
New London
1,995
10
Middletown
1,885
11
Danbury
1,840
12
Torrington
1,795
13
Meriden
1,565
14
Norwich
1,185
15
Ansonia
1,115
16
Springfield, MA
635
17
Poughkeepsie, NY
5

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