Our cause continues to remain in the news, we are grateful to have the support of Greg Mulholland MP. Please read this latest article which explains more clearly how unjustly war widows have been treated by the very people who purport to support them. Thank you for your continued support.
To: THE DEFENCE MINISTER; THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WORK AND PENSIONS
DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WAR WIDOWS/ THE WRONG TIME TO DIE!
Reinstate the War Widows Pension for those widows / widowers, whose partners died between April 1973 and April 2005, who have had their pensions withdrawn because they remarried. This should take place from April 2015, in conjunction with the government's changes to the Forces Pensions Schemes recently announced.
Why is this important?
Some war widows/widowers will still be disadvantaged and discriminated against even after changes to the scheme being introduced from April 2015.
It has been widely reported that all widows/widowers would receive a war widows pension for life, even after remarriage, as a result of these changes which were to reflect the governments commitment to the Forces Covenant.
This is not the case. Widows/widowers of service personnel, who paid the ultimate sacrifice between April 1973 and April 2005 and later remarried, had their pensions withdrawn and these will NOT be reinstated.
This is simply unfair, unjust and not in the true spirit of the Forces Covenant. Discrimination like this should not be tolerated in a democratic society.
After all, these service personnel gave their lives to uphold the principles we hold dear of justice and democracy.
We should honour their memory and right this wrong.
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