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

freebird1freebird1 Posts: 1Member Listener
edited October 2017 in Ask a benefits advisor

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


  • steve51steve51 Posts: 3,124Member, Community champion Chatterbox
    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 ??

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    Many thanks.
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 5,401Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @freebird1 welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the ask a benefits advisor category for you :)
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Posts: 3,874Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    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
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Posts: 2,255Member, Community advisor Chatterbox
    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.

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