First a link for you.http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Pensionsand ... G_10026714. This will give you most of the info you want. Now from my understanding of it. The widows pension is no more. It has been replaced by a bereavement benefit which is payable for one year only at a rate determined by her age when you die. Frombazkashmir wrote:First of all i would like to say hello to everyone on the forum.
This is my first post and would be grateful if someone could advise me.
I am from England and thinking of marrying my long term girlfriend who is Thai.
After marriage we will live in Thailand.
The question i would like to ask is if i die will my Thai wife get a widows pension from England, even if she does not come to live in England and if the answer is yes what would i have to do to make sure she does.
29.30 a week at 45 years up to a maximum 97.65 at 55.It is also linked to your having paid enough insurance contributions .On top of this she will be entitled to a one off bereavement payment of 2,000 pounds .
Now I may be wrong on this as it never applied to me but I believe one of the changes made last year was that you can no longer claim an additional pension for her as a dependent even if she doesn't work . There was a cut off date which has now passed for claiming this .Every thing is on the website link that explains this .All the info is only valid for an official wedding and is not valid for the Thai style village wedding .