Entering fixed annual COLA increases for pensions
My wife receives a non-covered pension from a state teachers retirement system. She receives a flat amount, not a percent, of a COLA increase annually (e.g. $800/yr). I entered her pension as non-covered with zero % annual increase in ESPlanner. To account for the annual flat COLA increase, I added a Special Receipts entry of $800 (dollars, not today's dollar) for each and every year from now until she turns 100 (i.e. $800 starting 2015 for 38 years, $800 starting 2016 for 37 years, etc.). I believe that this approach accurately accounts for her yearly total income. However, this technique incorrectly calculates her SS spousal benefit in her later years because these special receipts are not added to her non-covered pension to determine GPO. Also the contingency planning numbers are incorrect because these special receipts do not automatically end at her death.
To adjust for this, I tried to add 38 new $800 non-covered pensions for her (first starting in 2016, second starting in 2017, etc.) but the Pensions & Annuities-Pensions screen only allows the entry of a total of 6 pensions.
Could the program be modified to either: a) allow for entry of a flat/fixed dollar annual increase in pensions, or b) allow for the entry of an unlimited number of pensions?