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National Insurance Act 1965

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4(1)Section 18(3) of the Act of 1946 (by virtue of which a widow who would otherwise have ceased to be entitled to widow's benefit at a time when incapable of self-support by reason of infirmity may be granted a widow's pension), so far as it applies to a widow so ceasing before 7th January 1957, shall be specially saved ; and where a widow entitled to a widow's pension by virtue of the said section 18(3) ceases to be so entitled at a time when—

(a)she is over the age of fifty ; and

(b)three years have elapsed since the date of the marriage in respect of which the pension is payable,

she shall for any subsequent period have the same right, if any, to a widow's pension in respect of that marriage as if the conditions specified in section 28(2) of this Act were satisfied.

(2)Where a widow has been married more than once, regulations may relax, for the purpose of her right to a widow's pension in respect of her last marriage, the condition contained in sub-paragraph (1)(b) of this paragraph.

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