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SSASIM input table BEN_RI

Contains highest level description of parameters that control calculation of aggregate annual benefits paid under OASI program, consisting of several foreign keys pointing to rows in child tables and parameters specifying OASI program administrative costs. Each row specifies a different set of parameters.

Parent table is: RUN

Child table is: BEND_RI

Child table is: NBEN_RI

Child table is: ABEN_RI

Child table is: BDYN_RI

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SSASIM:   BEN_RI . id
Identifies id of OASI benefit parameters specified on this row of table, so id value should be unique.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . notes
Describes specification of table row in free-form note.

Valid values: any ASCII text (Note: do not copy and paste from a word processor because of the possibility of embedded non-ASCII characters.)

Source code: notes are not read by the model

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . bend_ri_id
Specifies id of rows in BEND_RI child table that contain dynamic policy parameters for the OASI program that are effective in various modes of SSASIM operation.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . nben_ri_id
Specifies id of rows in NBEN_RI child table that contain numbers of OASI beneficiaries by age and gender at end of RUN.year_zero calendar year.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . aben_ri_id
Specifies id of rows in ABEN_RI child table that contain average monthly OASI benefit by age and gender at end of RUN.year_zero calendar year.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . bdyn_ri_id
Specifies id of rows in BDYN_RI child table that specify dynamics (or time pattern) of changes in age-gender-specific transition probabilities on and off OASI program, changes in age-gender-specific initial benefit levels relative to average earnings, etc. All these parameters affect only the CBA mode.

Valid values: 1 to 999999999 (nine digits), Integer

Source code: ben_ri.h and ben_ri.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . admrrx_f0
Specifies OASI administrative and railroad interchange costs as a decimal fraction (not a percent) of total OASI benefits paid in RUN.year_zero calendar year.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h, ben_ri.cpp, ben.h, and ben.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . admrrx_con
Specifies constant term in administrative cost regression used to simulated future values of admrrx fraction, the initial year's value of which is defined by admrrx_f0. Search ben.cpp file for phrase admrrx to see details of regression specification and use of regression in simulating administrative costs for OASI program.

Valid values: any, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h, ben_ri.cpp, ben.h, and ben.cpp

SSASIM:   BEN_RI . admrrx_inf
Specifies inflation-rate term in administrative cost regression used to simulated future values of admrrx fraction, the initial year's value of which is defined by admrrx_f0. Search ben.cpp file for phrase admrrx to see details of regression specification and use of regression in simulating administrative costs for OASI program.

Valid values: any, Real

Source code: ben_ri.h, ben_ri.cpp, ben.h, and ben.cpp