§ Mr. Alec Jones
As widowed mother's allowance does not usually become payable until 26 weeks after the date of bereavement there is rarely any delay in 509W payment. A widow's allowance is normally payable for the 26 weeks immediately following bereavement, and in the great majority of cases payment is made within a few days' receipt of the claim accompanied by the appropriate documents. If my hon. Friend has a particular case of delay in mind, however, I shall be pleased to look into it.