Widow's Benefit

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Widow's Benefit

In the U.S., a state-level deduction from taxable income of the amount a widow or widower receives from the estate of his/her deceased spouse. The benefit means the widow or widower pays little or nothing in state inheritance taxes.
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The surviving spouse can receive no further benefits until becoming entitled to a surviving spouse's benefit at age 60 (or a disabled widow's or widower's benefit at age 50).
David Fielding's successful claim for widower's benefit will open the floodgates to hundreds of thousands of men nationwide who are suing for bereavement payments.
This also includes anybody who is receiving widow's benefit, widow's mother's allowance and widower's benefit, if they live with a partner that benefit is not payable and they are cheating the public.
RE ALEC McFadden's fight for widower's benefit and his vow to go to the European Court of Human Rights (Daily Post, January 19).