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Does a widow's pension, which the deceased nominated to his wife to receive upon his death, form part of the deceased's net estate for the purposes of a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975?

Section 8 of the Inheritance Act 1975 provides for the inclusion of certain types of property to be treated as part of the "net estate". Does this include the provision of a widow's pension which the deceased nominated his wife to receive upon his death? If so, how does one calculate the value of such a benefit if the sum is paid monthly? Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
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