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Review period 9 months

mdoc48mdoc48 Member Posts: 4 Listener
Received my assessment report, awaiting decision, points seem good, but it assessor said appropriate to review claim in 9 months due to nature of condition and that as i have been referred for ongoing specialist input, functional changed may occur. 
Then, in the 'is it likely that the functional restriction identified in the report will be present at the recommended point of review' question she has ticked Yes
Bit confused, does this look like i will only get award to 9 months, then go through all this again. I thought it was awarded for a year or so at least?


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    The shortest award is 9 months, if they think changes could happen after this time. You will need to wait for the decision to made but they do mostly go with the report.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,002 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello and welcome just wanted to say hi. Hope Poppy has answered your query
  • mdoc48mdoc48 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Okay thanks, bit disappointed, i found the assessment thing pretty stressful, to think i would have to do it again after just 9 months :( 

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,532 Disability Gamechanger
    The key here is that the length of an award depends entirely on the nature of your impairments. You may rightly not wish to disclose the information but without knowing what we’re talking about it’s impossible to discuss whether a short award length is appropriate or not.
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