Columbia ranks 14th in Missouri total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 2,210 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Columbia in 2018, ranking it the 14th in Missouri, 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 Missouri.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Springfield
8,875
2
St. Louis, Southwest
6,665
3
Independence
6,080
4
St. Peters
4,665
5
St. Louis, West County
3,870
6
Kansas City, North
3,665
7
St. Louis, North County
3,335
8
St. Louis, Southside
3,055
9
Joplin
3,015
10
Sedalia
2,530
11
Jefferson City
2,510
12
Kansas City, South
2,440
13
Poplar Bluff
2,305
14
St. Joseph
2,210
14
Columbia
2,210
16
Hannibal
2,175
17
Park Hills
2,135
18
West Plains
2,085
19
Cape Girardeau
2,040
20
Union
1,915
21
Lebanon
1,900
22
Rolla
1,885
23
Nevada
1,790
24
Sikeston
1,245
25
Chillicothe
1,065
26
Kennett
1,040
27
Kirksville
1,025
28
St. Louis, Downtown
1,000
29
Maryville
990
30
St. Louis, Central West
760
31
Kansas City, Gateway
520

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