There is no automatic qualification if your late spouse or civil partner was getting a mixed insurance pro-rata, EU/Bilateral Agreement pro-rata or Pre-53 pension.In all such cases you should apply for Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension in the normal way.If they are able to work or are signing on then the equivalent benefit is Income Based Jobseekers Allowancewhich is worked out in much the same way as Income Support. How to qualify for Income Support The applicant must be1 living and resident in the U.K.2 be 16 or over and under Pension Age3 not be doing 16 or more hours of paid work, per week, (if you have a partner then they must not be doing 24 hours or more paid work per week) there are many people who are allowed to work over these hours and remain entitled to Income Support, Carers, Disabled, Childminders, etc seek advice.4 not be in full-time education, again many exceptions to this rule, e.g.Either you or your deceased spouse or civil partner must have enough social insurance contributions (PRSI).
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You may automatically qualify for a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension if your late spouse or civil partner was getting either a State Pension (Transition) or State Pension (Contributory), which included an increase for a dependent spouse or civil partner (or would have included an increase but for the fact that you were getting State Pension (Non-Contributory), Blind Pension or Carer's Allowance).
HB 163 creates the Investment Transparency Task Force to study, identify best available practices and make recommendations relating to: (1) disclosure of, and best practices related to, the portions of limited partnership agreements addressing indemnification provisions, clawback provisions and management fee waivers; and (2) disclosure of fees and expenses incurred, including related fee waivers and portfolio holding fees.
The Task Force must report its findings and recommendations to the General Assembly and the public retirement systems, pension funds and investment boards by January 15, 2018.