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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"So I am left, after what I would consider a very happy marriage, when my husband died I was left with nothing apart from the widows' allowance." When asked who if got everything, she responded: "The son."
Instead, the government is mulling upping only the so called widows' allowances. Currently, retired widows receive 20% of the pension of the late spouses.
It spans debates about protective labour legislation, widows' allowances, family allowances, unemployment insurance, equal pay, and domestic purposes benefits.