“War Widows” pensions anomaly, 2012

Submitted by: War Widows’ Association of Great Britain

The National Council of Women, in Conference assembled, aware of the anomaly in pensions legislation affecting war widow(er)s bereaved during the period 1973 to 2005, when the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme was introduced, calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to remove this discrimination under which this group are not permitted to retain rights to their war widow(er)s’ pensions on re-marriage or entering in to cohabitation.

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