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This program will help calculate future Social Security Benifits.
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This program will help calculate future Social Security Benifits.
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Contents of the README file


PIA88 PIA Calculation Program

For a user's guide to PIA88, send a self-addressed mailing label to:

PIA Program
Office of the Actuary
4-N-29 Link
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235


Contents of the README.1ST file


PIA88 PIA Calculation Program

For a user's guide to PIA88, send a self-addressed mailing label to:

PIA Program
Office of the Actuary
4-N-29 Link
6401 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
The PIA88 program is provided free by Social Security for the
use of people with IBM compatible computers. Detailed documentation
is available from the Social Security Administration. The attached READ.ME
file lists the location that I used. I think your local office could also
supply it.
First, you probably don't need this program unless you are thinking
about retirement. It is useful to plan your monthly retirement income. It
is the same program used by the Social Security Office near you modified
only to the extent that your computer does not have other programs that
they would have and you don't have. It's mainly a menu problem.
The program can be run without documentation. Place the run disk
files in your path and type PIA88 and press enter. The program will ask
questions and prompt you.
The program has a number of sample cases built in which you can run
by answering the appropriate questions when they come up. These sample cases
are a good fit for most people.
You can enter data specific to you. To do this you will need a year
by year list of your earnings, something most people don't have. The
documentation does not tell you how to get this information but it is
available from the Social Security office nearest your home. Look in the
phone book for the phone number. A WORD OF ADVISE about calling for
information. Most people want a summary of earnings. Such a list provides
year by year detail only for the last few years. You need year by year detail
since you started to work in order to use this program. I asked twice for
year by year detail and got summary information each time. On the third try
I was successful. BE SPECIFIC. They assume you don't want what you ask for
because almost nobody asks for it. The form number, if that will help, is
SSA-7050-F3.
A second disk is available with source code in basic. It will not
work with your reqular interpreter basic. You need MicroSoft Quick Basic.
Someone, probably at Social Security, made some changes and then forgot to
change some GOTO branches so I could not compile the source. Since there
was no real need to compile my own version, I did not attempt to debug it.
However, the problem looked like nothing more than determining which
subroutine to branch to. I can't think of any good reason for the source
code anyway, except for those who can't stand using something unless they
understand the program logic.


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