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North Carolina ranks 9th in total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018

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By Local Labs News Service | Dec 17, 2019

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There were 117,221 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in North Carolina in 2018, ranking it ninth in the United States, 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 states ranked by number of widow and parent beneficiaries.

State Ranking by Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries in 2018

Rank
State
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
California
365,206
2
Texas
315,194
3
Florida
268,262
4
New York
210,805
5
Pennsylvania
186,989
6
Ohio
178,738
7
Illinois
147,032
8
Michigan
141,374
9
North Carolina
117,221
10
Georgia
113,444
11
Tennessee
94,255
12
New Jersey
93,584
13
Virginia
93,516
14
Indiana
87,702
15
Louisiana
83,953
16
Missouri
81,011
17
Alabama
79,195
18
Arizona
77,555
19
Washington
75,871
20
Kentucky
75,262
21
Wisconsin
68,489
22
Massachusetts
68,128
23
South Carolina
67,236
24
Maryland
56,935
25
Minnesota
55,988
26
Oklahoma
55,553
27
Colorado
50,720
28
Oregon
49,898
29
Mississippi
46,457
30
Arkansas
45,068
31
West Virginia
41,500
32
Iowa
41,244
33
Connecticut
36,995
34
Kansas
34,078
35
Nevada
28,647
36
New Mexico
26,905
37
Utah
23,392
38
Nebraska
21,578
39
Idaho
19,639
40
Maine
19,584
41
New Hampshire
14,755
42
Hawaii
14,700
43
Montana
13,966
44
Delaware
11,760
45
Rhode Island
11,363
46
South Dakota
11,119
47
North Dakota
10,025
48
Vermont
7,927
49
Wyoming
6,713
50
Alaska
5,406
51
District of Columbia
4,111

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