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3.3.6 'The likelihood of improvement' - para (b)

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If an impairment is likely to improve to a point where it will resolve through the natural healing process or medical or surgical treatment, it cannot be regarded as permanent.

In cases where improvement can be expected, assessment of that impairment should be deferred, and the claim reviewed at a later time, in line with medical opinion as to when the condition has reached a stage where it is likely to continue indefinitely at that improved level.