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Widow’s and widower’s pension

Pension for a spouse or registered partner, who has children when widowed. Childless widows have a right to such a pension if they are over 45 when widowed and were married for at least five years. The widow’s and widower’s pension corresponds to a maximum of 80 % of the old-age pension. If someone is entitled to OASI or DI at the same time as the widow / widower’s pension, only the higher pension is paid.

Leaflet 3.03 - OASI survivors' pensions