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SSASIM input table WEP_GPO

Contains specification of dynamic policy parameters used in computation of primary insurance amount (PIA) for individuals with a government pension that was earned on a job whose earnings were no subject to OASDI payroll taxation.

Parent table is: PIA

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SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . id
Identifies set of WEP/GPO policy parameters specified on this row of table, so id value should be unique for each group of rows that has a collection of cal_year values (see below).

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

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . 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:   WEP_GPO . cal_year
Identifies calendar year during which the WEP/GPO policy parameters specified on this table row are in effect. Calendar 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. Parameter values for years following the last specified year are taken to be equal to values in the last specified year.

Valid values: 1992 to (1992+RUN.num_years), Integer

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . wep_se_pct
Specifies the WEP substantial earnings threshold to AWI ratio expressed as a percent for the calendar year specified on this table row.

Valid values: 0.0 to 100.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . wep_lo_sey
Specifies the number of years with substantial covered earnings that still imply the fully reduced first PIA-formula fraction specified below by the WEP_GPO.wep_frac_1 for the calendar year specified on this table row. If years with substantial covered earnings is greater than wep_lo_sey and less than wep_hi_sey (see below), then the first PIA-formula fraction is calculated by linear interpolation between WEP_GPO.wep_frac_1 and PIADYN?.pia_frac1.

Valid values: 0 to wep_hi_sey, Integer

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . wep_frac_1
Specifies the fully reduced first PIA-formula fraction used when the number of years with substantial covered earnings is less than or equal to WEP_GPO.wep_lo_sey for the calendar year specified on this table row.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . wep_hi_sey
Specifies the number of years with substantial covered earnings that are required to avoid any reduction to the first PIA-formula fraction specified by PIADYN?.pia_frac_1 for the calendar year specified on this table row. If years with substantial covered earnings is greater than wep_lo_sey and less than wep_hi_sey (see above), then the first PIA-formula fraction is calculated by linear interpolation between WEP_GPO.wep_frac_1 and PIADYN?.pia_frac1.

Valid values: wep_lo_sey to 40, Integer

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . wep_upfrac
Specifies the fraction of the uncovered pension that is the WEP guarantee: that is, the maximum dollar amount of the WEP reduction for retired-worker or disabled-worker PIA. The uncovered-pension fraction is expressed as a decimal fraction for the calendar year specified on this table row.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WEP_GPO . gpo_r_frac
Specifies the OASI spousal or widow(er) benefit offset rate expressed as a decimal fraction used in the GPO rules for the calendar year specified on this table row.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1.0, Real

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp