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As regards ***** ***** Service payments, these would be payable to the Estate (ie the person appointed as Executor in the deceased's Will or their next of kin- ie yourself), UNLESS a nomination form has been completed by the deceased confirming who is to receive the payment and I what percentages.
I therefore believe that your husband must have completed such a nomination form, requesting that both you and his daughter are to receive 50% each. If so, I 'm afraid there is nothing you can do to dispute this. You may of course want to ask for confirmation that such a nomination was made, if you wanted peace of mind.
I am sorry this is not the answer you were looking for, but it sets out the legal position.
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Thanks for your reply.
Are you 1005 certain that your husband did not complete a nomination form?
Could you confirm if your husband left a Will and if so, who is the Executor and has Probate been obtained?
I will look forward to hearing from you as and when you can reply (I am online more or less all day).
As your husband did not make a valid will his estate (and the monies due from his employer) passes under the intestacy rules. These rules give a set order of priority starting with any surviving spouse or registered civil partner, followed by children and then remoter relatives.
A surviving spouse will, as long as the estate is solvent, be entitled in priority to the first tranche of the estate as well as to the role of administrator. This amount will be the estate up to £250,000 if there are children or up to £450,000 if there are no children.
Therefore, as long as the employer is sure that the estate is solvent and that the employee was married at the time of death and that there isn't a will, it is usually safe to make payments up to these limits to the surviving spouse- ie yourself!!
I would therefore suggest that you go back to them on the above basis.
I hope this helps.