widow's benefit

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widow's benefit

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the British National Insurance scheme) a former weekly payment made to a widow
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Husbands of women who died before April 9, 2001 may be entitled to widower's benefits or to widowed father's allowance after a European Court of Human Rights decision.
The surviving spouse of a fully or currently insured worker is entitled to a mother's or father's benefit at any age if: (1) caring for a child under age 16, or disabled before age 22, who is entitled to a child's benefit on the deceased worker's account; (2) the child is the survivor's own child or is legally adopted; (3) the surviving spouse is unmarried; (4) no widow's or widower's benefit is available; (5) no retirement benefit is available based on the surviving spouse's own work record which is equal to or larger than the mother's or father's benefit; and (6) application has been filed for benefits.