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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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).
Husbands of women who died before April 9, 2001 may be entitled to widower's benefits or to widowed father's allowance after a European Court of Human Rights decision.