Widowers’ Pensions

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Any money earned by a woman prior to 1988 does not count towards her widower’s pension, in stark contrast to that earned by a man. This anomaly applies not only to women doctors, but to all women working in the NHS. Many women are now the main breadwinner, and this situation is unjust and inequitable.

The BMA recently took a test case on this to the High Court. While the judgment found that this anomaly was indeed unfair it found that rectifying this would be too great an expense for the public. The BMA are considering appealing this decision and MWF's President Dr Clarissa Fabre wrote to the BMA to encourage them in continuing to push for this to be changed.

Medical Women's Federation
Tavistock House North,
Tavistock Square, London,
WC1H 9HX
admin@medicalwomensfederation.co.uk
Tel: 020 7387 7765

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