widow's benefit

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widow's benefit

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British National Insurance scheme) a former weekly payment made to a widow
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Despite this, the widow's benefits were cut in January after a ruling said she was fit to work.
She was thankful to receive $1,300 a month in widow's benefits from Social Security, which her husband had paid into for years (she will soon lose these benefits when her youngest turns 16).
She secretly claimed widow's benefits throughout their 13-year relationship, swindling at least [euro]34,000 and possibly as much as [euro]119,000, to top up the lifestyle Marc gave her.
She assumed that getting DIC, or widow's benefits, would be automatic.
A woman who has been fighting a long battle to regain widow's benefits has learned that Social Security Administration officials were right - her husband is still alive.
It's the widows of men who worked hard, (paid into) Social Security all their lives and would have qualified for substantial widow's benefits who are really suffering an injustice.
Dorothy Plummer understood that as a result of her late husband's service related disabilities and VA benefits she may be entitled to widow's benefits from the VA.
However, fears that the report could lead to firms cutting additional benefits appear to be unfounded, with 81 per cent of respondents saying they would keep widow's benefits and 76 per cent claiming they would not abolish index-linking.
A meeting on the subject of widow's benefits was taking place at the TGWU building on Islington today.
Mr Jewell has been refused widow's benefits - worth a lump sum of pounds 2,000 and up to pounds 105 a week - because he is not a woman.