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    • grimsdyke
    • By grimsdyke 6th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
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    IHT205 Question 1.5 (Help Answering)
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    • 6th Jul 18, 12:25 PM
    IHT205 Question 1.5 (Help Answering) 6th Jul 18 at 12:25 PM
    I have have phoned the HMR&C helpline for guidance as stated on the form but there NO option to speak to someone. Just "Go to the website".

    There's 4 options to choose from -
    (1) Married or in civil partnership.
    (2) Single.
    (3) Divorced or former civil partner.
    (4)Widowed or a survining civil partner.

    My late father was a Widower. I'm guessing I should choose (4), but for me widowed means a female surviving spouse; is this some sort of modern speak like referring to actresses as actors?
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    • TcpnT
    • By TcpnT 6th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 2:06 PM
    I think it has always been the case that both a widow and a widower have been widowed
    • Rubik
    • By Rubik 6th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
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    • #3
    • 6th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 2:15 PM
    Widowed does apply to both widows and widowers.
    • noh
    • By noh 6th Jul 18, 2:56 PM
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    • #4
    • 6th Jul 18, 2:56 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 2:56 PM
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/widowed
    • grimsdyke
    • By grimsdyke 6th Jul 18, 10:45 PM
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    • #5
    • 6th Jul 18, 10:45 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 10:45 PM
    Thanks for the info everyone. I see that makes sense now - there's a difference between being a widow and being widowed.
    • TcpnT
    • By TcpnT 6th Jul 18, 11:01 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 11:01 PM
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    • 6th Jul 18, 11:01 PM
    Unless widowered exists
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