Widow's Allowance

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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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After changes to the Social Security Code, the widows' allowances will be increased to 26-27% of the diseased spouse's pension, Djankov said on Wednesday.
It spans debates about protective labour legislation, widows' allowances, family allowances, unemployment insurance, equal pay, and domestic purposes benefits.
Lorena Walsh, on the other hand, looks directly for evidence of dietary improvements in a remarkable range of unconventional sources, from cookbooks to widows' allowances.