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The amount depends on whether the old law or the new law applies and whether you are entitled to a large or small widow’s pension:
If the spouse died before 1 February 2002, the old law applies. If the date of death is after 31 December 2001, the old law only applies if the marriage took place before 1 January 2002 and at least one of the partners was born before 2 January 1962.
If the marriage took place after 31 December 2001 or if both spouses were born after 1 January 1962, the new law applies.
In addition, the SPS distinguishes between a large and a small widow’s pension, depending on the circumstances. You can find more details in the question “How is the widow’s pension calculated?
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