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L005Besides ^FLL005 have you worked for any other employer for at least 5 years or more, including self-employment?OTR EMPLOYER 5+ YRS
L006For how many such employers have you worked?# EMPLOYERS
L007^FLL007 Were you working for someone else, were you self-employed, or what?SELF/OTR EMPLOYED
L009When did you start working for ^FLL009?START WRK-YR
L010ORSTART WRK-YRS AGO
L011ORSTART WRK-AT AGE
L016When did you ^FLL016?LEFT EMPLOYER-YR
L017ORLEFT EMPLOYER-YRS AGO
L018ORLEFT EMPLOYER- AT AGE
L020During your last full year at that job, how many hours a week did you usually work?HRS WRKED PR WK
L021Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks did you work that year?WKS WRKED PR YR
L022How much were you earning, before taxes and other deductions, that year?EARNING IN LAST YR
L023Per:EARNING IN LAST YR - PER
L025Why did you ^FLL025? Please choose all that apply.Business closed
L027^FLL027INCLUDED IN PENSION PLAN
L028In how many different pension plans were you included on this job?# PENSION PLANS
L029Is this just one plan or more than one?INCLUDED IN ONE OR MORE PENSION PLANS
L031Besides the jobs you have already told us about, have you worked for any other employer, including self-employment where you were included in a pension or retirement plan, or in a tax-deferred savings plan of some sort?OTR EMPLOYER PENSIONS
L032How many such employers have you worked for?# EMPLOYERS INCLUDED PENSION PLAN
L034When did you start working for ^FLL034 employer?START WRK FOR EMP- INC PENSION- YR
L035And when did you leave?LEFT EMPLOYER- INCLUDE PENSION- YR
L036How much were you earning when you left?EARNINGS WHEN LEFT EMP- INC PENSION
L037Per:EARNINGS WHEN LEFT EMP- INC PENSION- PER
L039Counting paid vacations as weeks of work, how many weeks did you work in the last 12 months?# WEEKS PAID VACATION
L040Employers sometimes encourage older workers to leave a firm at a particular time by offering a special financial incentive, like a cash bonus or improved pension benefits. These are often called 'early retirement windows.'

Have you ever been offered such an early retirement window on any job?
OFFERED EARLY OUT WINDOWS
L041How many times has this happened?# OF EARLY OUT WINDOWS OFFERED
L043When was the ^FLL043 special incentive offered?YR EARLY OUT WINDOW OFFERED
L045Was the special incentive a cash bonus, improved pension benefits, or what?TYPE EARLY OUT WINDOW
L047How much did the cash bonus offer amount to?EARLY OUT WINDOW- AMOUNT CASH BONUS
L048How much did the extra pension benefits offer amount to?AMOUNT EXTRA PENSION BENEFITS
L049Per:AMOUNT EXTRA PENSION BENEFITS-PER
L051Until what age was the temporary medical insurance offered?TEMP MEDICAL INSURANCE- UNTIL AGE
L054How much did the temporary cash benefits amount to?AMOUNT TEMP CASH BENEFIT
L055Per:AMOUNT TEMP CASH BENEFIT- PER
L056Until what age was the temporary cash benefit offered?RECD TEMP CASH UNTIL-AGE
L059How many years of service credit were you offered?# YRS SERVICE CREDIT
L060^FLL060AMOUNT OF OTHER INCENTIVE OFFERS
L061Did you accept the incentive and leave that employer?ACCEPT INCENTIVES AND LEAVE
L062Was the special incentive important in your decision, or would you probably have left at about that time anyway?IMPORTANCE OF INCENTIVE IN LEAVING
L063If you had been offered twice as much (to leave) at that time, would you have done so?LEAVE IF INCENTIVE TWICE AMOUNT
L068We would like a little information about jobs you might have held years ago.

In what year did you first work for six months or more?
1ST WRK SIX MO OR GREATER- YR
L069START YR WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L070END YR WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L071# YRS WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L072Based on questions we've asked you so far, we have a good idea of your employment history since ^L094EarliestJob. The next question refers to the period between ^L068 and ^L094EarliestJob.

During how many of these years did you work six months or more?
ALL YRS WORK SIX MOS OR GREATER
L073BEGIN YR WORKED FULL TIME
L074END YR WORKED FULL TIME
L075# YRS WORKED FULL TIME
L076And during how many of these years did you work full time?ALL YRS WORKED FULL TIME
L077Just to confirm, have you ever been employed by a branch of a state, county, or local government?EMP BY ST/COUNTY/LOCAL GOVT
L078During what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- START YR-1
L079EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- END YR- 1
L080For the second period of employment with the government, during what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- START YR-2
L080_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed by a unit of a state, county, or local government?R SECOND EMPLOYMENT PERIOD
L081EMPLOYED BY ST/LO GOVERNMENT- END YR- 2
L082Aside from military service, have you ever been employed by the federal government?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
L083During what years were you employed by the federal government?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- START YR-1
L084EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- END YR- 1
L085For the second period of employment with the government, during what years were you employed by state or local governments?EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- START YR-2
L085_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed by the federal government?R SECOND EMPLOYMENT PERIOD
L086EMPLOYED BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT- END YR- 2
L087^FLL087 you ever work in a job where you did not pay social security taxes?JOB WHERE DID NOT PAY SOC SEC TAX
L088During what years were you first employed in a job where social security taxes were not paid?JOB NO SOC SEC- START YR-1
L089JOB NO SOC SEC- END YR- 1
L090For the second period, during what years were you in a job where social security taxes were not paid?JOB NO SOC SEC- START YR-2
L090_askDid you have a second period in which you were employed in a job where social security taxes were not paid?R SECOND PERIOD JOB NO SOC SEC
L091JOB NO SOC SEC- END YR- 2
L092How often did you receive assistance with the questions about your job history?ASSIST SECTION L- JOB HISTORY
L094EarliestJobYEAR EARLIEST JOB
L095Were you covered on that job by a union or employee-association contract?COVERED BY UNION ON JOB
L096How were you paid on that job?SALARIED OR HOURLY-MOST RECENT JOB
LJ133_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW001^FLLW001_2 ^FLLW001PENSION PLAN TYPE
LW002^FLLW002AMOUNT IN PENSION WHEN LEFT
LW003_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW008How much money did you leave in the old plan?AMOUNT LEFT IN OLD ACCOUNT
LW009How much is in that account now?AMOUNT IN PENSION NOW
LW010_Unf_RandomRANDOM START NUMBER FOR UNFOLDING BRACKETS
LW013How much did you (convert to/purchase as) an annuity?AMOUNT CONVERTED TO ANNUITY
LW014How old were you when you started receiving benefits?AGE WHEN BENEFITS STARTED
LW015How much are the benefits per month or year?AMOUNT OF BENEFITS
LW016Per:AMOUNT OF BENEFITS - PER
LW018How much did the rollover amount to?AMOUNT OF PENSION ROLLOVER
LW028Are the benefits adjusted for changes in the cost of living?ADJUSTED FOR COST OF LIVING
LW034How many years altogether were you included in this plan?NUMBER OF YEARS IN PLAN
LW035At what age do you expect to start receiving^FLLW035 benefits from this plan?AGE EXPECT TO REC BENEFITS
LW036About how much do you expect these benefits to be, either as a percent of your pay when you left that job, or as an amount per month or year when you start receiving them?EXPECTED BENEFIT
LW037EXPECTED BENEFIT-PCT FINAL PAY
LW038AMOUNT OF EXPECTED BENEFITS
LW039Is that per month or year?AMOUNT OF EXPECTED BENEFITS - PER
LW041EXPECTED BENEFITS-LUMP SUM
LW042What is the earliest age at which you could have left that job and begun to receive pension benefits from this plan?EARLIEST AGE LEAVE/REC PENSION
LW042_ageWhat is the earliest age at which you could have left that job and begun to receive pension benefits from this plan?
LW049^FLLW049BENEFITS DURATION
LW051What is that time period?BENEFITS-UNTIL YR
LW052ORBENEFITS-UNTIL AGE
LW053ORBENEFITS-YEARS
LW054If you or your ^FLHWP should die, will the pension payments change, stay the same, or what?R DIE WILL BENEFITS CONTINUE
LW056How much money did you withdraw or how much was the lump sum or cash settlement you received?HOW MUCH MONEY WITHDRAWN
LW057What did you do with the money?WHAT DONE WITH MONEY WITHDRAWN
LW059Are the benefits adjusted automatically?ADJUSTED AUTOMATICALLY
LW063How much money in total did you receive in installments or irregular payments in the last calendar year?TOTAL AMT RECEIVED IN INSTALLMENTS
LW065Could you have taken benefits as a cash settlement or a lump-sum payment?ALLOWED LUMP SUM PAYMENT
LW066Do you have any (other) pension plans from former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments and that you have not already told us about?OTHER PAST PENSIONS- DON'T RECV PAYMENTS
LW067Now thinking about the type of plans that give regular payments and considering only retirement plans from other current or former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments, how much do you expect to receive in total from all such plans per month or per year?AMT EXPECT IN FUTURE-PAST PENSION PLANS
LW068Per:AMT EXPECT IN FUTURE-PAST PENS PLANS-PER
LW069The next few questions relate to retirement plans from other current or former jobs from which you are not currently receiving any income payments, and that you have not already told us about.

Thinking first about the type of plans that accumulate a balance, what is the sum of the balance in all the remaining pension plans where you expect to receive benefits in the future?
TOTAL ACCT BALANCE ALL PAST PENS PLANS
LW070Could you withdraw the money from ^FLLW070 if you wanted to?OTHER PAST PENSIONS- WITHDRAW MONEY
LW071Do you plan to withdraw money from ^FLLW070 in the future, do you plan to convert money in ^FLLW070 to a regular monthly annuity payment, do you plan to roll the ^FLLW071 over to an IRA, or what? Please choose all that apply.Withdraw money
LW077EARLIEST AGE LEAVE/REC PENSION - MONTHS
LW082Was it a 401K, a Supplemental Retirement Account (SRA), defined benefit, defined contribution, or what? (What did your former employer call it?)TYPE OF PLAN
LW085Sometimes people are not sure about the type of retirement plans they have. We are interested in how certain you are about the type of plans you had on that job. Are you very certain, somewhat certain or not certain at all that you actually had ^FL_LW085?CERTAINTY ABOUT TYPE OF PLAN
LW086AGE WHEN BENEFITS STARTED MONTHS
LW089^FLLW089BENEFITS DURATION
LW091What is that time period?BENEFITS-UNTIL YR
LW092BENEFITS-UNTIL AGE
LW093BENEFITS-YEARS
LW094If you or your ^FLHWP should die, will the pension payments change, stay the same, or what?R DIE WILL BENEFITS CONTINUE
LW096^FLLW096PLAN MONEY SAME AS BENEFITS
LW097When you left ^FLThatEmpL, what did you do with that plan? Please choose all that apply.DISPOSITION OF PENSION
LW098AGE EXPECT TO REC BENEFITS MONTHS
LW108Have you started receiving benefits from this annuity?STARTED RECEIVING ANNUITY