My Dad died last week & i'm trying to find out if my mum is entitled to a widows pension of some sort. Have to admit i have no idea about these things so thought i'd ask the great & good here for some advice before getting on the phones officially if it looks promising. My Dad did just under 10yrs, 56-66 & left as a Sgt. He immediately joined the civil service & got a pension from them when he retired in 94. He never received an Army pesnion. I know about the recent rules regarding 12yrs service for entitlement on the personal pension but does anyone know the status based on historic service & possible entitlement to a widows pension now? I am assuming that as he never received a pension upon retirement for whatever reason (anyone have a clue why? Same basic entitelment rules in place in the 50/60's?) she isn't entitled to anything now. Thanks in advance.