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.