Tupelo ranks second in Mississippi total disabled OASDI beneficiaries in 2018

There were 10,890 disabled OASDI beneficiaries in Tupelo in 2018, ranking it second in Mississippi, according to the official Social Security Administration website.

The Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program 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 disabled workers in Mississippi.

Field Offices Ranking by Number of Disabled Workers in Mississippi (2018)
Rank
Field Office
Number of Retired Workers
1
Gulfport
14,765
2
Tupelo
10,890
3
Jackson
10,255
4
Hattiesburg
9,550
5
Olive Branch
8,170
6
Columbus
7,275
7
Forest
5,600
8
Corinth
5,460
9
Laurel
5,010
10
Meridian
4,895
11
Vicksburg
4,790
12
Grenada
4,350
13
Moss Point
4,220
14
Greenville
3,885
15
Brookhaven
3,765
16
Greenwood
3,550
17
Starkville
3,185
17
Philadelphia
3,185
19
McComb
3,125
20
Natchez
2,555
21
Clarksdale
2,130
22
Kosciusko
2,085
23
Cleveland
2,060

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