Fergus Falls ranks 12th in Minnesota total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 1,615 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Fergus Falls in 2018, ranking it the 12th in Minnesota, 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 Minnesota.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Bloomington
7,575
2
St. Paul
7,540
3
St. Cloud
5,555
4
Minneapolis
5,060
5
Brooklyn Center
4,460
6
Mankato
3,525
7
Duluth
3,105
8
Hibbing
2,375
9
Rochester
2,360
10
Marshall
2,285
11
Bemidji
1,680
12
Fergus Falls
1,615
13
Austin
1,525
14
Brainerd Lakes Area
1,430
15
Grand Forks, ND
1,360
16
Alexandria
1,280
17
Winona
1,135
18
Fairmont
1,040
19
Fargo, ND
685
20
Sioux Falls, SD
385

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