Decatur ranks 23th in Illinois total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 2,650 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Decatur in 2018, ranking it the 23th in Illinois, 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 Illinois.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Joliet
8,290
2
Mount Prospect
7,380
3
Waukegan
6,420
4
Chicago Heights
6,135
5
Chicago, South
5,470
6
Aurora
5,355
7
Rockford
4,875
8
Springfield
4,665
9
Elgin
4,640
10
Peoria
4,100
11
Bloomingdale
4,010
12
East St. Louis
3,950
13
Chicago, Southeast
3,500
14
Chicago, Northwest
3,470
15
Chicago, Southwest Suburban
3,445
16
Rock Island
3,370
17
Alton
3,225
18
Woodstock
3,210
19
Woodridge
3,150
20
Hillside
2,970
21
Champaign
2,860
22
Belleville
2,850
23
Decatur
2,650
24
Pekin
2,640
25
Chicago, North
2,575
26
North Riverside
2,460
27
Bloomington
2,425
28
Peru
2,400
29
Carbondale
2,300
30
Quincy
2,255
31
Chicago, West
2,230
32
West Frankfort
2,130
33
Kankakee
2,095
34
Harrisburg
2,085
35
Evanston
2,025
36
Chicago, Loop
1,845
37
Mount Vernon
1,825
38
Sterling
1,765
39
Chicago, Near Northwest
1,755
40
Danville
1,655
41
Litchfield
1,615
42
Effingham
1,535
43
Chicago, East
1,485
44
Galesburg
1,215
45
Vincennes, IN
1,160
46
Chicago, Back of the Yards
1,060
47
Freeport
1,055
48
Chicago, Lawndale
635
49
Hammond, IN
505
50
Terre Haute, IN
305

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