Is a widow in danger of losing her dependant’s allowance from the National Insurance if she just cohabits , rather than marries ?By: דיאנה שאלתיאל•Published on: 27 June, 2022
Not anymore ! In 2007 the Labour Appeal Court held that a widow who becomes a cohabite loses her right to a dependant’s allowance from the National Insurance Institute. It was held that a widow who cohabits is in the same position as if she had remarried. Previously, a widow only lost this right upon remarriage, not upon cohabitation.