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The Personal Injuries (Civilians) Scheme 1983

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Pensions to widows

27.  A widow may be awarded a pension in respect of her husband's death—

(1) at the rate specified in Schedule 4, paragraph 1(a), in any of the following cases, namely—

(a)where she has attained the age of 40; or

(b)where she is in receipt of an allowance awarded in respect of a child of her husband under Article 33, 35 or 37; or

(c)where she was in receipt of an allowance awarded in respect of a child of her husband under Article 33 of whom she is the mother—or was being treated under Article 3(9)(b) as if she were in receipt of such an allowance for such a child—until the date, in either case, upon which the child attained the age of 15, or where, in the opinion of the Secretary of State in any other case, she should be so treated; or

(d)where the child in respect of whom she was awarded an allowance under Article 33 or 37 dies before attaining the age of 15, for a period of 13 weeks beginning with the date of the child's death; or

(e)where she is incapable of self-support;

(2) at the rate specified in paragraph 1(b) of said Schedule in any other case.

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