I found this story of interest. Sharing it here in case others do as well. I don't believe it has been posted yet.
September 8, 2016
Dozens of Canadian First World War veterans’ widows still get pensionshttp://globalnews.ca/news/2923384/dozens-of-canadian-first-world-war-veterans-widows-still-get-pensions/
In the US,
The U.S. Veterans Administration is still paying a small pension to Irene Triplett, a North Carolina woman whose father fought in the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. (Triplett was born when her father was 83
The U.S. is also paying pensions to widows and children of 16 people who fought in the Spanish-American War in 1898, and to those of over 4,000 people who fought in the First World War.