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SSASIM input table WPBEN

Contains specification of dynamic policy parameters used in calculation of widowed parent (and orphaned kid) SI benefits.

Parent table is: SIBEN

There are no child tables.

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SSASIM:   WPBEN . id
Identifies set of widowed parent SI 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 cal_year values (see below).

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

Source code: policy.h and policy.cpp

SSASIM:   WPBEN . 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:   WPBEN . cal_year
Identifies calendar year during which the widowed parent SI benefit 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. 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:   WPBEN . wp_pia_f
Specifies percentage fraction of deceased spouse's PIA that is paid as a widowed-parent or orphaned-kid benefit before application of MFB to orphaned-kid benefits or of earnings test to widowed-parent benefits. This parameter is expressed in percentage terms, not as a decimal fraction.

Valid values: 0.0 to 1000.0, 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:   WPBEN . wp_k_age_p
Specifies age of youngest kid of surviving spouse that confers eligibility for widowed-parent benefits. To be eligible widowed parent must have at least one kid whose age is UNDER the value specified in this wp_k_age_p field. Widowed-parent benefits are subject to the usual earnings test (see ETEST table).

Valid values: 0 to 22, Integer [wp_k_age_p cannot be greater than wp_k_age_k]

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:   WPBEN . wp_k_age_k
Specifies minimum dependent kid's age that implies a loss of eligibility for auxiliary OASI benefits. To be eligible for auxiliary OASI benefits the kid's age must be UNDER the value specified in this wp_k_age_k field. Kid's OASI auxiliary benefits are subject to the usual maximum family benefit restrictions (see MFB and MFBDYN tables). Note that this age applies to all OASI child auxiliary benefits, not just to orphaned kid benefits.

Valid values: 0 to 22, Integer [wp_k_age_p cannot be greater than wp_k_age_k]

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