Lawton ranks fifth in Oklahoma total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 3,215 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Lawton in 2018, ranking it the fifth in Oklahoma, 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 Oklahoma.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Tulsa
10,670
2
Oklahoma City
8,805
3
Moore
5,170
4
Muskogee
3,970
5
Lawton
3,215
6
Stillwater
2,515
7
Shawnee
2,210
8
Enid
2,185
9
Bartlesville
2,025
10
McAlester
1,960
11
Poteau
1,945
12
Miami
1,850
13
Ardmore
1,790
14
Clinton
1,430
15
Chickasha
1,390
16
Ada
1,220
17
Durant
1,180
18
Okmulgee
950
19
Paris, TX
700
20
Pampa, TX
315
21
Amarillo, TX
60

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