Bridgeport ranks third in total OASDI beneficiaries in Connecticut in 2018


There were 70,900 OASDI beneficiaries in Bridgeport in 2018, ranking it third 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 cities ranked by number of beneficiaries in Connecticut.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Hartford
91,625
2
New Haven
88,460
3
Bridgeport
70,900
4
Waterbury
47,090
5
East Hartford
45,085
6
Willimantic
42,130
7
New Britain
38,635
8
Stamford
37,800
9
Torrington
35,980
10
Middletown
35,880
11
Danbury
34,090
12
New London
33,095
13
Meriden
26,640
14
Norwich
22,185
15
Ansonia
21,280
16
Springfield, MA
10,600
17
Poughkeepsie, NY
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