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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The survivor is eligible for a widow or widower's benefit equal to 100 percent of the deceased spouse's benefit.
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.
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.
Thus, if you are eligible for a $500 spouse's, widow's, or widower's benefit from Social Security, you will instead receive $100 per month ($500-$400 = $100).