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Widow

A woman whose husband has died. In many countries, widows are eligible for certain state benefits. Widows generally receive at least a portion of their husband's pension or other retirement plan. Likewise, a man whose wife has died is called a widower.

Widower

A man who has not remarried following the death of his wife.
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By being a member of this club, our widows and widowers have reclaimed their dignity and helped themselves overcome the stigma of widowhood," said Malvarosa Perote, village chief of Cogon, who batted for the creation of the club as early as last year.
86), but neither the preceding quotes nor those that follow demonstrate the widowers talking about their inclinations as being either "natural" or based in masculinity.
He said: ' Widowers have been denied huge sums ofmoney, even if their wives worked and contributed to the state and they were left, like I was, to pay for childcare on one wage.
A widower has lost an 18-year legal battle to win the same rights to state benefits as widows.
The foundation provides rent and financial assistance to indigent widows and widowers of officers and enlisted Airmen in their own homes and communities.
Moreover, older men who are married have been found to be involved in health and social services more so than those who have never married (or are widowers or divorced).
Overall, the purpose of the study is to examine whether the types of support provided to widowers vary by the relationship of the helper and to examine whether the sources of help and types of help provided vary by time of bereavement (early versus late).
This restoration policy has been in effect since 1998, but VA officials are concerned widows or widowers may overlook this benefit if a subsequent marriage ends years later.
Widows and widowers of SBG pensioners are coming off especially poorly with only 50 per cent.
This was never about the money but the way the state treated widowers.
THE GOVERNMENT was accused in the High Court yesterday of applying "improper or irrational" double standards to prevent potentially thousands of widowers receiving pay-outs equal to those received by widows.
Two Los Angeles City Charter amendments designed to keep more experienced police officers on the job and provide benefits to widows and widowers of officers appeared headed toward easy passage in early returns in Tuesday's election.