West Plains ranks 17th in Missouri total disabled OASDI beneficiaries in 2018

There were 5,450 disabled OASDI beneficiaries in West Plains in 2018, ranking it 17th in Missouri, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program 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 disabled workers in Missouri.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Disabled Workers in Missouri (2018)
Rank
Field Office
Number of Retired Workers
1
Springfield
22,615
2
Independence
14,190
3
St. Louis, Southwest
13,270
4
St. Louis, North County
11,635
5
St. Peters
9,585
6
Kansas City, South
9,080
7
Kansas City, North
8,725
8
Joplin
7,795
9
St. Louis, Southside
7,585
10
Jefferson City
7,225
11
Sedalia
7,025
12
Columbia
6,910
13
Park Hills
6,745
14
Poplar Bluff
6,705
15
St. Louis, West County
5,745
16
Hannibal
5,670
17
West Plains
5,450
18
Rolla
5,410
19
Union
5,285
20
St. Joseph
5,200
21
Lebanon
5,105
22
Cape Girardeau
4,995
23
St. Louis, Downtown
4,795
24
Nevada
4,635
25
Sikeston
3,290
26
Kennett
3,015
27
St. Louis, Central West
2,975
28
Kansas City, Gateway
2,565
29
Kirksville
2,250
30
Chillicothe
2,240
31
Maryville
1,750

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