Reversion pensions provide for surviving spouses.
After extensive discussion, the Board agreed, by consensus, to recommend to the General Assembly the removal of the "remarriage penalty" for surviving spouses who had remarried before 1 April 1999.
Continuation of surviving spouse's benefit after remarriage
Furthermore, the court may, in order to provide for his or her maintenance, authorise the surviving spouse to hypothecate or alienate this portion in whole or in part.
Here's another thing we say to the surviving spouse.
If the deceased is survived by illegitimate children, legitimated or acknowledged, the surviving spouse is entitled to a third-part of the estate in full ownership.
In particular, it addresses the situation of women, whose life expectancy is several years longer than that of men; they represent 80 per cent of surviving spouses and the length of their widowhood is increasing.
In both cases the surviving spouse has the right of habitation on the property of the deceased spouse.
On failure of all the above-mentioned persons the surviving spouse is entitled to the whole of the inheritance after deducting therefrom such portion as may be competent to illegitimate children not legitimated nor acknowledged.
The legal acts of Latvia do not prescribe the survivor's pension to the surviving spouse.