Widower


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Widow

A woman whose husband has died. In many countries, widows are eligible for certain state benefits. Widows generally receive at least a portion of their husband's pension or other retirement plan. Likewise, a man whose wife has died is called a widower.

Widower

A man who has not remarried following the death of his wife.
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The social support network does appear to rally around the widower after the loss of his spouse, but much of that increased support is no longer evident at 12 months despite the issue of continued aging.
He is now challenging the government's decision to deny payment of such benefits to widowers and has been granted a provisional application by the European Court of Human Rights.
Since her death at 31-years-old from a blood deficiency, Mr Jewell, 44, has fought to win the same benefits payments for widowers as their female counterparts.
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The widower alleged doctors refused his wife's requests because there was a foetal heartbeat.
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Ten years later, he read about another widower winning his claim for benefits after taking the case to the European Court of Human Rights.
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working-class widower who lives with his TV-style irascible father (Hirsch), his TV-style wiseacre teenage son (John Francis Daley of ``Freaks and Geeks'') and daughter (Kelly Karbacz), who's a TV-style earnest single mother and college student.
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