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Nicky
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      02-06-2006, 10:25 AM
Hi,
My mother currently receives Widows Pension (IIRO 6/7 years), if she moves
in wih another chap as a couple, will she lose her Widows Pension?

TIA

Nicola


 
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      02-06-2006, 02:25 PM
Nicky wrote:
> Hi,
> My mother currently receives Widows Pension (IIRO 6/7 years), if she moves
> in wih another chap as a couple, will she lose her Widows Pension?
>
> TIA
>
> Nicola
>
>


Yes.

It might seem unfair, but Widows Benefit was originally introduced as an
income replacement benefit for women when a husband died. It is based on
the NI contributions of the deceased.

When a woman remarries or lives with another man "as husband and wife"
then the guy was expected to then support the woman.

Although it harks back to the 1940s, the principle still stands, once a
Widows Benefit (now called Bereavement Allowance for claims after March
2001) is in payment, it can only continue so long as the widow isn't
living with someone as part of a couple.

See

http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/...08411.xml.html

although it relates to Bereavement Allowance, the rules are the same as
was for WP:

You cannot get bereavement benefits if you remarry or reform a civil
partnership or if you live with a partner as if you are married to them
or as if you have formed a civil partnership (in Scotland, special habit
and repute provisions apply).

Robbie
 
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      02-07-2006, 10:11 AM

"Robbie" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Nicky wrote:
>> Hi,
>> My mother currently receives Widows Pension (IIRO 6/7 years), if she
>> moves in wih another chap as a couple, will she lose her Widows Pension?
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> Nicola

>
> Yes.
>
> It might seem unfair, but Widows Benefit was originally introduced as an
> income replacement benefit for women when a husband died. It is based on
> the NI contributions of the deceased.
>
> When a woman remarries or lives with another man "as husband and wife"
> then the guy was expected to then support the woman.
>
> Although it harks back to the 1940s, the principle still stands, once a
> Widows Benefit (now called Bereavement Allowance for claims after March
> 2001) is in payment, it can only continue so long as the widow isn't
> living with someone as part of a couple.
>
> See
>
> http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk/JCP/...08411.xml.html
>
> although it relates to Bereavement Allowance, the rules are the same as
> was for WP:
>
> You cannot get bereavement benefits if you remarry or reform a civil
> partnership or if you live with a partner as if you are married to them or
> as if you have formed a civil partnership (in Scotland, special habit and
> repute provisions apply).
>
> Robbie


Robbie,

Thanks for the info, it's just as I thought. Wasn't sure whether the rules
for the new Bereavement Allowance and Widows Pension were the same.

Thanks Again,

Nicola


 
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