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davepsnr
davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
After a review of my pip, my points were amended and my amount increased, however in the letter they sent there is a paragraph I am not sure of.  It says "they cannot increase the rate until you have met the disability conditions for 3 months?" This is after my amount did go up.. Has anyone got an idea what they mean or has had this before?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    It means that you need to have had the worsening of condition for at least 3 months before your award can increase. Once it's reached that timescale your award will increase.
    If your payments have already increased then it makes no sense to tell you the 3 month waiting period.
  • davepsnr
    davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    Hi poppy and thanks for the reply. Yes they wrote about the 3 month thing on the letter they sent me after a reassessment of my condition and telling me my points had changed as well. So after 3 months does that mean my points will increase again?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    With the 3 month rule what usually happens is that you'll score the points but they won't put the award into payment until the 3 month timescale has been reached. What award do you currently have?
  • davepsnr
    davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    I had the standard daily and no mobility then I was reassessed and have the enhanced daily and standard mobility.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    What did the decision letter acutally say? You already have the maximum daily living award so this can't increase even if more points were scored.
  • davepsnr
    davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    Apart from explaining why my award had changed (which I knew as I contacted them to advise a change in my condition) and the line I have already said as my original post, nothing. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    You already have the highest daily living award. Were you expecting Enhanced mobility? Whether this is possible will depend on how your conditions affect you.

  • davepsnr
    davepsnr Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    I think everyone hopes for the highest award dont they. I just wanted to know what the 3 month thing was all about as per my original post 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,297 Championing
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    In your case I’m afraid I do not know.