Dothan ranks fifth in Alabama total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 4,540 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Dothan in 2018, ranking it the fifth in Alabama, 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 Alabama.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Birmingham, Downtown
7,785
2
Mobile
7,050
3
Huntsville
5,795
4
Montgomery
4,960
5
Dothan
4,540
6
Tuscaloosa
4,185
7
Florence
4,130
8
Anniston
4,105
9
Decatur
4,085
10
Gadsden
3,605
11
Fairhope
3,590
12
Birmingham, East
3,345
13
Selma
2,920
13
Albertville
2,920
15
Auburn
2,320
16
Cullman
2,240
17
Bessemer
1,995
18
Alexander City
1,930
19
Jasper
1,840
20
Andalusia
1,785
21
Talladega
1,640
22
Jackson
1,375
23
Columbus, GA
1,050

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