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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Losses of retirement pensions and widows' benefit from errors by officials amounting to pounds 32 million.
The committee said it has resulted in people due pensions, incapacity benefit and widows' benefit facing "unreasonable delays" in payment and, in some cases, losing sums of up to pounds 100 a week.
Tory social security spokesman Iain Duncan-Smith said:"The Govern-ment has effectively abolished widows' benefit.
In his detailed reply last night, he admitted: "As a result of the extended transition and pilot period, there have been problems for some people making claims to Jobseekers' Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Retirement Pension and Widows' Benefit.
WELFARE - Left-wing rebellion over reform of pensions and widows' benefit.
Ministers were last night warned by their own MPs that plans to scrap widows' benefit would be "political suicide".
Tory social security spokesman Iain Duncan-Smith said: "The Government has effectively abolished widows' benefit.
HOW appalling that the Government is to scrap widows' benefit (The Mirror, October 12).
It emerged she had wrongly taken more than pounds 21,000 in widows' benefits over the previous seven years, without telling the authorities she was living with her partner.
A WIFE who pretended her husband was dead and claimed pounds 11,604 in widows' benefits was jailed yesterday.
This would be roughly equivalent to income replacement based on 75 per cent of the deceased serviceman's income, plus widows' benefits roughly equivalent to those whose spouse's death was attributed to service in previous wars.