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Blackgrove v The United Kingdom, ECtHR - UK Benefits Agency in (relatively minor) breach of Art 14 of the Human Rights Convention

Mr Blackgove's wife died in 1999 when he was aged 49 or 50.  They had two children.  He applied to the Benefits Agency for benefits equivalent to those which a widow whose husband had died in similar circumstances to those of his wife,would have been entitled, namely Widow’s Payment and Widowed Mother’s Allowance payable under the Social Security and Benefits Act 1992.  His application was rejected as these benefits were only available to women.

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