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Houghton ranks 42th in Michigan total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018

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By Local Labs News Service | Feb 5, 2020

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There were 860 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Houghton in 2018, ranking it the 42th in Michigan, 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 Michigan.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Grand Rapids
7,785
2
Pontiac
7,765
3
Lansing
7,505
4
Flint, Downtown
6,360
5
Saginaw
5,935
6
Roseville
5,095
7
Chesterfield
4,625
8
Benton Harbor-Saint Joseph
4,315
9
Fort Gratiot
4,255
10
Dearborn
4,230
11
Wyandotte
4,070
12
Kalamazoo
4,050
13
Sterling Heights
4,045
14
Inkster
3,760
15
Livonia
3,520
16
Farmington
3,475
17
Detroit, Northwest
3,335
18
Bay City
3,215
19
Holland
3,160
20
Muskegon
3,140
21
Clawson
3,095
21
Battle Creek
3,095
23
Ann Arbor
3,035
24
Jackson
2,985
25
Traverse City
2,950
26
Monroe
2,530
27
Flint, North
2,310
28
Mount Pleasant
2,265
29
Detroit, East
1,910
30
Petoskey
1,900
31
Escanaba
1,845
32
Alpena
1,825
33
West Branch
1,710
34
Detroit, Highland Park
1,660
35
Detroit, 7 Mile Wyoming
1,610
36
Big Rapids
1,500
37
Adrian
1,490
38
Ludington
1,360
39
Owosso
1,305
40
Marquette
1,225
41
Detroit, Grand River
990
42
Houghton
860
43
Sault Sainte Marie
840
44
Cadillac
755
45
Detroit, Conner Avenue
740
46
Detroit, Downtown
725
47
Detroit, Southwest
540
48
Marinette, WI
345
49
Ironwood
315
50
Rhinelander, WI
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