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"If they retire, this person will receive $25,000 in a pension "

You are correct of course, but I don't think that many people are currently retiring with pensions and was trying to keep it simple.
Perhaps safest to add a line about how much you need annually to live your lifestyle then subtract known income (pension and SS) when determining IF you can retire.
Obviously for the tax strategy, the pension would go with the taxable income bucket. I think the rest still applies for most people.
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