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    Widows entitlement to state pension
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    • 6th Jan 08, 10:04 PM
    Widows entitlement to state pension 6th Jan 08 at 10:04 PM
    Hi guys

    Sadly, my father died on Christmas Day 2007 aged 63. He therefore was never able to collect his state pension althought he had a full record of contributions
    My mother is 61 and has been in receipt of a partial state pension since she was 60.

    I have received the DWP booklet "what to do when someone dies" from the hospital but it is unclear on what if anything someone in my mothers position is entitled to. when I registered the death I was given a form to complete with an envelope to return to the Pensions Agency (?) in Cardiff but have heard nothing back as yet.

    my father was under the impression that my mothers state pension would be "made up" to the full amount on his death and that she would receive 2000 Bereavement Payment, but I am not sure if this is correct. can anyone advise?

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