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If you are a War Widow or War Widower whose spouse or civil partner died or left service before 31 March1973, you can keep your pension if you marry, form a civil partnership or start living with a partner on or after6 April 2005.
If you married, start living together or entered into a legally recognised relationship before this date, or your late spouse or civil partner was discharged on or after31 March 1973, your pension will stop from the date you marry, form a civil partnership or begin living together.
You may be able to reclaim your pension if your new spouse or civil partner dies, or you divorce, or dissolve your civil partnership or stop living together. We may be able to continue paying allowances for your children, even if you remarry, form a civil partnership or begin living with a partner.
For more information please see: https://www.gov.uk/war-widow-pension/overview and http://www.veterans-uk.info/pdfs/publications/va_leaflets/valeaflet2.pdf
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