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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Under the offset rules, if a surviving spouse receives a pension from a federal, state or local government based on work for which he or she didn't pay Social Security taxes, the agency may reduce the spouses, widow or widow's benefit it pays.
If you're widowed, the optimal thing to do seems to be to take your retirement benefit first and your widow's benefit second," Kotlikoff explains.
She can take a reduced widow's benefit now based on her deceased spouse and then switch to her own benefit later if it is higher.
9) the commuted value of the widow's benefit was includable in the employee's estate even though the employee had to render consulting services in order to get retirement benefits.
So beware, you people who are living together while claiming widow's benefit or widower's benefit, it is not on, and you are costing the taxpayers a lot money.
Direct Payment is available to those claiming benefits such as the jobseeker's allowance, income support, incapacity benefit, industrial injuries benefit, bereavement benefit, widow's benefit and severe disablement allowance.
A MERSEYSIDE man who was refused widow's benefit because he is not a woman, today welcomed a European Court of Human Rights ruling.
Alec McFadden applied for widow's benefit following the death of his wife, but was told he was not entitled to it.
anyone making a claim for Jobseekers' Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Housing and Housing and Council Tax Benefit, Severe Disablement Allowance or Widow's Benefit can now visit the ONE centre at the Benefits Agency in Mill House, Mill Walk.
This would be achieved through raising a widow's benefit to three-fourths of the couple's combined benefit instead of the current one-half to two-thirds that widows receive; this would help more than three million elderly women receive a benefit that reflects their cost of living.
The downside is that to provide 100 per cent widow's benefit will mean that the pension you receive may be as low as six per cent of the pension fund a year in view of the current low interest rates.