Widow's Allowance

Widow's Allowance

In probate, a portion of a decedent's estate that a court allows the surviving spouse to use to provide for his/her needs until the case is settled and property is distributed.
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With the new rules, the widow's allowance is added to her husband's, and if the estate value is less than their combined pounds 600,000, there is no inheritance tax to pay.
They tax me on my widow's allowance and now they have decided I earn too much and have taken my tax credit off me.
Nicola Hull, 28, also claimed a widow's allowance despite having a new partner, the court was told.