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SSASIM input table DWBEN

Contains specification of dynamic policy parameters used in calculation of disabled widow(er) SI benefits.

Parent table is: SIBEN

There are no child tables.

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SSASIM:   DWBEN . id
Identifies set of aged widow(er) benefit policy parameters specified on this row of table, so id value should be unique for each group of rows that has a collection of birth_year values (see below).

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

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   DWBEN . 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:   DWBEN . birth_year
Identifies birth year of individuals for whom the disabled widow(er) benefit policy parameters specified on this table row are in effect. Birth years for which no row exists have their parameter values calculated by linear interpolation between the closest prior year and closest subsequent year for which table rows have been specified for this id. Values for years following the last specified year are taken to be equal to values in the last specified birth_year.

Valid values: 1930 to (1930+RUN.num_years), Integer

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   DWBEN . dw_era
Specifies earliest age at which can receive disabled widow(er) SI benefits.

Valid values: 21.0 to 999.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp for reading the parameter from the input database and oasdiben.cpp for using the parameter in SI benefit computations.

SSASIM:   DWBEN . dw_alt_pia
Specifies whether or not alternative PIA calculation is allowed on deceased spouse's earnings history when disabled surviving spouse becomes dw_era (see above) years old.

Valid values: T (=1) or F (=0) (for true or false), Logical

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp for reading the parameter from the input database and oasdiben.cpp for using the parameter in DI benefit computations.

SSASIM:   DWBEN . dw_waityrs
Specifies maximum allowable years disability can occur after spouse's death or after youngest kid's loss of survivors' benefits for disabled individual to be eligible for disabled widow(er) benefits.

Valid values: 0 to 99, Integer

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp for reading the parameter from the input database and oasdiben.cpp for using the parameter in DI benefit computations.

SSASIM:   DWBEN . dw_arf
Specifies percentage (not decimal) actuarial reduction factor for disabled widow(er) SI benefits.

Valid values: 0.0 to 100.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp for reading the parameter from the input database and oasdiben.cpp for using the parameter in DI benefit computations.