It would be helpful for recipients of benefits to know the origin of their benefit. Specifically, what calculations are used for the benefit and what calculations are used for the deductions (e.g. Medicare).
Many responsible recipients of benefits take their future seriously and would like to do long term budget planning, gifts to minors, charities, etc., etc. Without knowing the exact calculations, it is difficult to do "What if " analysis and plan accordingly.
Will all the data that is published, it would seem to be relatively simple to provide the calculations that is the basis for one's future benefits.