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It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

nadger
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It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Just been browsing through all the benefit increases and found this under Pension Credit Guarantee
Amount for claimant and first spouse in polygamous marriage  £209.70 per week
Additional amount for additional spouse                                    £72.35  per week
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Don't tell SWMBO, she may notice it refers to "spouse" could you cope with her having another husband (or two)
petlew retires to brush up on his mental arithmatic...if I got two more wives and she got another couple of husbands x £72.35per week.....uhmm!!
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Everyone seems to be missing that each spouse receives less than they would if they claimed as an individual.
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

There's a lot more about UK law and polygamous marriages here.
I was quite surprised as I thought all polygamous marriages were illegal in the UK. It seems not so:
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For a polygamous marriage to be considered valid in the UK, the parties must be domiciled in a country where polygamous marriage is permitted, and must have entered into the marriage in a country which permits polygamy.

What I don't understand is if they are domiciled in another country how can they be considered for UK benefits?

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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

I read last week that the government is amending the benefit rules so that they can't be claimed for more than one wife.
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Seriously, you could cope with more than one wife, for such a paltry sum too!  Grin
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Coping with more than one wife, no problem, coping with more than one mother in law...................  Crazy
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

I'm very lucky, I have a wonderful mother-in-law...
She lives 1500 miles away...


...and doesn't speak English Wink Cheesy

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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

I`m even luckier...... my mother in law is dead !  Roll eyes
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

With No1 wife, I had the original M-in-L from hell, hated me on sight and never let me forget it. Passed on to that great torture chamber in the sky where she is no doubt in charge.
Do I miss her...?
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Seriously, though, I am very lucky with my current m-i-l. She thinks I'm the best thing since sliced bread even though I took her daughter so far away Smiley (maybe that's why Cheesy)
I really do look forward to visits and, second to SWMBO, she's a great cook and does her best to fatten me up whenever I'm with her  Cool

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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

I really wish this forum had a "Like" button for your mother in law comment, though I think I've been using facebook too much, evil it is, evil!
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

So the bottom line is this.
Is a second Mother in Law worth £72.35 per week Undecided
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

I suppose someone could also marry his wife's sister so only have one MIL  Wink
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Re: It Pays To Have More Than One Wife

Good idea......in fact it's still not too late Cool
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