The widow(er)'s benefit for RIB LIM purposes is based on the PIA without WEP. The
deceased NH's benefit for RIB LIM purposes is equal to what the benefit would have
been if WEP did not apply. Although the NH would be subject to WEP had he/she lived,
WEP does not affect survivor benefits. Therefore, it is necessary to compute a fictitious
RIB amount for RIB LIM purposes. (See RS 00615.320 for more detailed information on RIB LIM).