A woman is not qualified for widow allowance in respect of a period if the Secretary is satisfied that:
(a) an assurance of support is in force in respect of the woman for that period; and
(b) throughout the period the person who gave the assurance of support is likely to be willing and able to provide an adequate level of support to the woman; and
(c) throughout the period it would be reasonable for the woman to accept that support.
Note: For assurance of support see subsection 23(1).