Labor court OKs claim of dead man’s ex-wife

A divorced woman has won the right to receive money due to the work-related death of her ex-husband because she was receiving what amounts to alimony and was economically dependent on the man.

The case was decided by the Sala II high labor court. Although two lower courts rejected the woman’s claim, the Sala II said she had a right to receive an annual payment because it was vital to her maintenance.

The money has to be paid by the man’s employer, the Instituto Nacional de Seguros, according to a summary of the decision released by the Poder Judicial. Had the pair remained married, there would have been no question as to her right to receive the money.

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