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3.8 Action on marriage of person receiving Widows'/Widowers' relief


Although it is considered appropriate to withdraw relief due to the obvious change in circumstances on notification of the marriage of a relief recipient, there is no legislative power to do so during the currency of a certificate of entitlement.  In view of the lack of power to cancel or withdraw relief, it is imperative that certificates issued for relief purposes specify the period of relief approved in accordance with the time limits imposed by Procedural GO 3.3.  This will ensure that relief is provided to those in greatest need, and allows a mechanism to monitor more closely, the appropriateness of the benefit.