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can you help with what this wording means in a correspondence from d.w.p?

freebird1 Member Posts: 1 Listener

Hi I was wondering what a wording means in a correspondence from d.w.p.I recently was awarded the enhanced rate of mobility allowance and on the MY DECISION part of the letter it informs me that I quote." I LOOKED AT THE INFORMATION YOU PROVIDED AND THE FURTHER HEALTH PROFFESSIONAL CONSULTATION AND CHANGED THE DESCRIPTORS PREVIOUSLY CHOSEN AS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGED . I HAVE CHANGED THE DECISION FROM THE 03/11/2017 AS I CAN NOT INCREASE THE RATE UNTILL YOU HAVE MET THE DISABILITY CONDITIONS FOR THREE MONTHS" un quote. would you be able to tell me what it is they are emplying. thanks


  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @freebird1

    Welcome to our online community/website.

    It is great to meet you !!!!!!

    We have got some "Benefit Advisors" here on the site.

    I will forward your post onto them for you if that is ok ??

    Please please come back to me if I can help you further ????

    Hi @TheBenefitTradingCo

    Can you please advise me with this post ?????

    Many thanks.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @freebird1 welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the ask a benefits advisor category for you :)
    Senior online community officer
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Any condition has to be in place for three months before the benefit can be paid.

    It sounds as though your further evidence has been accepted but confirming your condition was not in place prior to 3/8/2017. Before then they do not accept that your condition met the criteria for the enhanced award.
    The DM has inreased your award but the increase will not come into payment until 3/11/2017
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi freebird1,

    This is just to confirm the answer given by CockneyRebel. The DWP are saying your condition got worse on 03/08/17, so with the three month required period, you are entitled to the increase from 03/11/17.

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland


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