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Colombian Supreme Court: Separated Spouse Entitled to Survivor’s Pension

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Colombian Supreme Court: Separated Spouse Entitled to Survivor’s Pension
Colombian Supreme Court: Separated Spouse Entitled to Survivor’s Pension
Calendar09 May 2019

A separated spouse is still entitled to receive a survivor’s pension after the other spouse dies, even if cohabiting with someone else at the time, the Colombian Supreme Court has ruled (Spanish). The court said that eligibility for a survivor’s pension requires that the marriage lasted at least five years, with the couple living together for that period. 

Related Resources

  • Decision (Spanish) (Columbia Supreme Court, 6 Mar 2019)
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