Decatur ranks 11th in Georgia total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 3,430 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Decatur in 2018, ranking it the 11th in Georgia, 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 Georgia.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Marietta
10,960
2
Gwinnett
7,445
3
Gainesville
6,560
4
Augusta
5,710
5
Savannah
5,310
6
South Lake
4,655
7
Rome
4,480
8
Columbus
4,300
9
Carrollton
4,040
10
Covington
3,460
11
Decatur
3,430
12
Albany
3,295
13
Macon
3,260
14
Athens
3,175
15
Winder
3,165
16
Waycross
2,985
17
Atlanta, Downtown
2,955
18
Atlanta, West
2,785
19
Warner Robins
2,725
20
Toccoa
2,520
21
Griffin
2,460
22
Chattanooga, TN
2,375
23
Valdosta
2,320
24
Thomasville
2,295
25
Newnan
2,105
26
Brunswick
2,055
27
Statesboro
1,895
28
Vidalia
1,810
29
Milledgeville
1,640
30
Dalton
1,630
31
Dublin
1,565
32
LaGrange
1,495
33
Tifton
1,435
34
Cordele
1,120

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