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    NHS widows pension. Can you keep it if you remarry?
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    • 12th Dec 06, 6:52 PM
    NHS widows pension. Can you keep it if you remarry? 12th Dec 06 at 6:52 PM
    Hi everyone.
    I have a relative who is claiming a NHS widows pension. Her husband had taken early retirement due to ill health and died a few years ago.
    She is only in her 40's and works full time.
    Her main concern is that if she meets someone else and wants to remarry or just live with them, she will lose her pension and her independence. If it doesn't work out and she finds herself on her own again she'll have to sell her marital home and move.
    The recent changes in the NHS scheme do not help as they only apply to future widows, not existing claimants.
    Had she divorced him on his death bed, she would have been entitled to half his pension and they would not be able to take it away from her.
    Is anyone else in this position?
    Do "they" come looking for widows who remarry and take their pension away?
    Any info greatfully recieved.
    Many thanks.
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