David Cameron with members of the War Widows' Association at Downing Street
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War widows: 'David Cameron apologised for wait'

Rules which denied about 4,000 war widows and widowers a military pension are to be changed next year.

From April 2015, those who "remarry, cohabit or form a civil partnership" would be entitled to the pension for life, the Ministry of Defence said.

Under current rules some have to surrender their survivor's pension.

Irene Wills, chairwoman of the War Widows' Association, said that David Cameron had told her he was sorry that the widows had to wait for so long for the change.

Ben Moore reports.

  • 08 Nov 2014
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