Morgantown ranks ninth in total OASDI beneficiaries in West Virginia in 2018


There were 22,335 OASDI beneficiaries in Morgantown in 2018, ranking it ninth in West 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 cities ranked by number of beneficiaries in West Virginia.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Beneficiaries in West Virginia (2018)

Rank
Field Office
Number of Beneficiaries
1
Charleston
50,095
2
Parkersburg
47,025
3
Beckley
46,990
4
Huntington
46,615
5
Martinsburg
39,475
6
Clarksburg
32,070
7
St. Albans
25,360
8
Wheeling
24,865
9
Morgantown
22,335
10
Elkins
20,710
11
Fairmont
18,585
12
Bluefield
17,675
13
Covington, VA
17,110
14
Petersburg
15,250
15
Steubenville, OH
12,970
16
Welch
10,600
17
Logan
10,280
18
Williamson
7,990
19
Cumberland, MD
7,460
20
East Liverpool, OH
1,775
21
Manassas, VA
20

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