Social Security variouscalculation issues related to SS taxation, spouse planning assumptions and spousesurvivorship benefits:
Mark Whitton said:
I use the lifetime planner and enter $15K for my social security and $0 for my wife. When I look at a year when we are both collecting ss, the $15K shows up for me but $10,345 for my wife. This number for my wife is not the spousal benefit (50% of my benefit), and it is not zero which I entered in the income for the lifetime planner. Where does this number come from and how can I enter a correct amount?