The War Widows Association was formed in 1971 and it exists to improve the conditions of War Widows and their
dependants in Great Britain. Its work encompasses those who have suffered bereavement as a result of
World War II and all conflicts since then including Iraq and Afghanistan. The War Widows Association
also represents those who have suffered the loss of their partner in peacetime, when the death was attributable
to their service life.
The Association works with all government departments, petitioning for improvement in pensions, the administration of benefits and other issues affecting War Widows and Widowers. It represents War Widows/Widowers at national events of remembrance and it maintains close links with all ex-Service organizations and the Service widows' associations.
There are two types of membership:
|If you receive, or have received a War Widows' Pension or if you receive Armed Forces Compensation 2005 (AFCS) Benefits you may become a full member.|
|Gentlemen in receipt of a War Widowers' Pension or AFCS Benefits are welcome to join as full members.|
|If you are a child or close relative of a War Widow/Widower and wish to support the Association you may become an associate member.|
|Anyone who is interested in the welfare of war widows or in supporting the aims of the War Widows Association is also welcome to apply for associate-membership|
|The Association welcomes applications for associate membership from ladies or gentlemen who whilst widows/widowers of service personnel may not receive a War Widows' Pension|
The cost of life membership for all is £10.00.
For more information about the War Widows' Association get in touch with the contacts (given below)
War Widows' Association
The War Widows' Association website can be found by clicking on the following link.
Charity Registration No. 1002656
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