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Widow's (Contributory) Pension

Question at issue: Whether the appellant was the legal widow of the deceased.

Widows/Survivors Pension Case 1

Question at Issue:

Backdating pension to cover the period of the appellant’s second marriage following the granting of a decree of civil nullity.

Widows/Survivors Pension Case 2

Question At Issue:

Backdating pension to cover the period of the appellant’s second marriage following the granting of a decree of civil nullity.

Widows/Survivors Pension Case 3

Question At Issue:

Decision to reject the appellant’s claim to a Widow’s (Contributory) Pension on grounds that she was not regarded as the legal wife of a person who had been divorced in the United Kingdom prior to their marriage.

Widows/Survivors Pension Case 4

Question At Issue:

Whether it was correct to award a (pro-rata) Widows Pension in connection with a claim made in 2006; the appellant held that an earlier claim made in 1992 had not been determined.