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War widows pension fight: Minister's plea falls on deaf ears

November 8, 2018 5:41 PM
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War widows pension fight: Minister's plea falls on deaf ears

DEFENCE Minister Tobias Ellwood yesterday revealed his department had pleaded the case for 300 war widows whose pensions had been confiscated - only to receive no response from the Treasury.

But three years on the new law change has left around 300 families by the way-side, due to having already remarried before 2015.

Currently, the only way the law reinstates their war pensions - worth on average £7,000-a-year - is if they divorce their current spouses, and end up single again.

This week the Daily Express and the WWA urged the Government to use the centenary of Armistice Day to rethink the law.

Source: express.co.uk

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