Las Vegas ranks ninth in New Mexico total widow and parent beneficiaries in 2018


There were 855 OASDI widow and parent beneficiaries in Las Vegas in 2018, ranking it the ninth in New Mexico, 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 New Mexico.

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

Rank
Field Office
Number of Widow and Parent Beneficiaries
1
Albuquerque
7,335
2
Las Cruces
5,070
3
Rio Rancho
3,945
4
Santa Fe
3,085
5
Farmington
1,830
6
Roswell
1,480
7
Clovis
1,020
8
Hobbs
915
9
Las Vegas
855
10
Gallup
795
11
Carlsbad
550
12
Safford, AZ
5
13
El Paso, Downtown, TX
0
13
Durango, CO
0

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