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Too Late for Happiness

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Mrs. Mazal Tov Ashkenazi could have been a happy woman. Five months ago she received a check from the National Insurance for IL 21,291.50. Attached was a letter explaining that the check included sums which she should have received between the years 1965 and 1975 and were not given to her because of an error in the calculations. The letter also contained an apology.

But Mrs. Ashkenazi was no longer alive. She died several weeks before, not knowing she could have been rich. Her children demanded the money from the Social Insurance, but were told that the rights for a pension allocation cannot be inherited. The court is due to rule on the issue.

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