How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask JGM Your Own Question
JGM, Solicitor
Category: Scots Law
Satisfied Customers: 12071
Experience:  30 years as a practising solicitor.
Type Your Scots Law Question Here...
JGM is online now

My husband died 2 months ago aged 83 years. I am 75. Am I

This answer was rated:

My husband died 2 months ago aged 83 years. I am 75. Am I entitled to a widows pension? My first husband died in 1986 and I had a pension then which obviously lost when I remarried in 1994.

You should be able to apply for an additional payment to your own pension based on your husband's pension or national insurance contributions. You have to apply to the state. You will not get widow's pension as such. That is an allowance payable over 52 weeks to a widow who has not reached retirement age. I hope that helps. Please leave a positive rating so that I am credited for my time.

JGM and other Scots Law Specialists are ready to help you