Providence ranks first in Rhode Island total disabled OASDI beneficiaries in 2018

There were 15,060 disabled OASDI beneficiaries in Providence in 2018, ranking it first in Rhode Island, 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 Rhode Island.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Disabled Workers in Rhode Island (2018)
Rank
Field Office
Number of Retired Workers
1
Providence
15,060
2
West Warwick
8,630
3
Pawtucket
5,530
4
Woonsocket
3,875
5
Newport
2,090
6
New London, CT
1,260

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