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    • loulou41
    • By loulou41 5th Dec 17, 9:46 AM
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    Widow's benefits 5th Dec 17 at 9:46 AM
    My friend is recently widowed. She used to work part time only 15 hrs a week. She is in her mid seventies. Her state pension is not much. Does anybody know whether she can claim any widow's benefits or how she can increase her pension? It is not possible for her to live on the small amount of state pension she will now receive. Thanks
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    • By pmlindyloo 5th Dec 17, 10:10 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:10 AM
    My friend is recently widowed. She used to work part time only 15 hrs a week. She is in her mid seventies. Her state pension is not much. Does anybody know whether she can claim any widow's benefits or how she can increase her pension? It is not possible for her to live on the small amount of state pension she will now receive. Thanks
    Originally posted by loulou41
    Please copy and post this on the benefits board where you are likely to get more responses.
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    • By Keep pedalling 5th Dec 17, 10:28 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:28 AM
    Please copy and post this on the benefits board where you are likely to get more responses.
    Originally posted by pmlindyloo
    And provide more information as no one can much info without knowing more detail, particularly total current income and savings level.
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