With reference to this question
, further criteria are set in counting consecutive months:
1. as soon as consecutive 6 months is reached, the consecutive months count will restart again. For example, Jan-Jun2012= 6 consecutive months. July to Sept 2012 will be another 3 consecutive months. and so on. there is no running /overlapping calculation.
Thus max consecutive 3 months = 4 times and max consecutive 6 times = 2 times in a year.
2. Consecutive months to be counted within each year only (for example, if it is Oct-Dec 2011, and then Jan -Mar 2012, it can only be counted consecutive 3 times for 2011 and 2012 respectively and NOT 6 times.