Harrisonburg ranks 21th in Virginia total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 2,020 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Harrisonburg in 2018, ranking it the 21th in Virginia, 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 Virginia.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Richmond, Downtown
7,120
2
Roanoke
6,725
3
Virginia Beach
5,040
4
Manassas
4,970
5
Alexandria
4,930
6
Norfolk
4,410
7
Newport News
4,370
8
Fairfax
3,865
9
Chesterfield
3,680
10
Lynchburg
3,675
11
Fredricksburg
3,515
12
Charlottesville
3,200
13
Bristol
3,080
14
Petersburg
3,035
15
Bluefield, WV
2,700
16
Hampton
2,610
17
Winchester
2,515
18
Wise
2,440
19
Suffolk
2,175
20
Portsmouth
2,130
21
Harrisonburg
2,020
22
Wytheville
2,015
23
Danville
1,870
24
Staunton
1,795
25
Culpeper
1,715
26
Farmville
1,580
27
Martinsville
1,505
28
Richmond, East
1,500
29
South Boston
1,335
30
Accomac
785
31
Kingsport, TN
605
32
Covington
570

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