Waterville ranks fifth in Maine total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 1,550 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Waterville in 2018, ranking it the fifth in Maine, 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 Maine.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Bangor
4,340
2
Portland
4,240
3
Auburn
2,355
4
Saco
2,080
5
Waterville
1,550
5
Presque Isle
1,550
7
Augusta
1,540
8
Rockland
1,280
9
Portsmouth, NH
645
10
Littleton, NH
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