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Old 18-02-2009, 03:56 PM
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Default Do divorced women get widow's pension

I recently heard on the radio that if you are divorced and your X-husband dies you will still get the widow's pension.
Can any person confirm this or dispute it.
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Old 18-02-2009, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Do divorced women get widow's pension

And if the ex-husband has since married does that mean he has two widows or three or four.....
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Old 18-02-2009, 05:15 PM
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And if the ex-husband has since married does that mean he has two widows or three or four.....
That is my reaction exactly but maybe the laws of the country have not caught up with the changes yet.
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Old 18-02-2009, 06:21 PM
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Default Re: Do divorced women get widow's pension

Yes, it's true for State (social welfare) pensions. Occupational pensions would be subject to the arrangments made at the time of separation/divorce.

If a divorced woman would have been entitled to the Widow's pension had she remained married to the deceased, the entitlement remains after divorce provided she is not cohabiting or remarried.

It applies to widowers too, by the way!

In the case of a couple who divorce, where the man remarries and dies, both wives would receive the pension.

I think it was the compromise which had to be made to get the divorce legislation through back in 1996.

Have a look here for information on Widow/er Pensions.

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Old 18-02-2009, 06:28 PM
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Thanks.
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Old 21-02-2009, 04:48 PM
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Default Re: Do divorced women get widow's pension

hi , yes i was divorced and my ex had remarried ,both his new wife and i get the widows pension .
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Old 23-02-2009, 11:54 AM
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If a divorced woman would have been entitled to the Widow's pension had she remained married to the deceased, the entitlement remains after divorce provided she is not cohabiting or remarried.

It applies to widowers too, by the way!
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Does a re-married man get it if his exwife ,not remarried, dies?
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Old 23-02-2009, 05:45 PM
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Default Re: Do divorced women get widow's pension

Nope

He has re-married
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