What does a small widow’s pension mean?

Entitlement to the so-called small widow’s pension exists if the large widow’s pension is denied because the requirements are not met. According to the current legal situation, it is only paid in the first two years after the death of the partner. Only couples who married before 1 January 2002 have a lifelong entitlement, provided at least one spouse was born before 2 January 1962. It amounts to 25 per cent of the pension to which your partner would have been entitled at the time of death.

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Similar Questions

How much is the widow’s pension?

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 pe...

How long must one be married to receive a widow’s pension?

The marriage must have taken place at least 12 months before the death of the partner.

Who receives the large widow’s pension?

In addition to the date of death, the survivor must be of a certain age to be able to claim the large widow’s pension (2020:...

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