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Author: reallyalldone Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 1491  
Subject: Re: pensions and such over 50 Date: 9/13/2006 4:56 PM
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Actually, it was not an example of that. I don't think anyone has cause to be surprised when a spouse's pension ends when the spouse dies. So far, we have no examples where the survivor shouldn't have known this in advance.

I suspect that there are still some women out there who may well not be aware of the family financial details - look for women over about 70 whose husbands are still alive. Should have known is different than did know.

There are posters who can't manage to read the inserts the credit card companies send. I'm sure there are people who sign "those papers for work" who also don't read them.

It's not a good thing but it still wouldn't surprise me. I doubt my mother actually understood the implications of my father's pension having no COLA adjustment. He died not long after retiring and she's still getting the same amount 25 years later.

I don't think anyone has cause to be surprised <I/>

Well, feel free to blame the survivor then.

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