HC Deb 21 February 1978 vol 944 c608W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is aware that widows of long-serving Service pensioners are not notified of their entitlement to a pension; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Duffy

The widow of a Service pensioner is advised, as soon as the death of her husband is notified to my Department, of any entitlement that exist for an Armed Forces widow's pension and is invited to claim accordingly. The hon. Member has already written to my right hon. Friend about a specific case and a reply will be sent to him as soon as possible.