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By maggiebond@btinternet.com

20 January 2009 00:00

How much is the Widow's Pension?

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A woman can get Widow's Pension if her late husband met the National Insurance Contribution conditions and either:
* she was 45 or over when her husband died and he died before 9/4/2001 and she does not get Widowed Mother's Allowance;
* she is 45 or over when her Widowed Mother's Allowance ends.

The current rates are:
Effective from 7 April 2008
£90.70   Basic Pension

Age-related pension (the figure age in brackets refers to women widowed before 11 April 1988)
£84.35    54 (49)
£78.00    53 (48)
£71.65    52 (47)
£65.30    51 (46)
£58.96    50 (45)
£52.61    49 (44)
£46.26    48 (43)
£39.91    47 (42)
£33.56    46 (41)
£27.21    45 (40)

For further information, visit the Department for Social Development website

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