Hi all. I was tranferred from incapacity benefit to contributions based ESA in February following 20 years of disability (mostly fibro related). I was placed in the WRAG group without having to attend a medical. Initially I appealed to be considered for the support group but I got a phone call from a DWP advisor who basically told me I was wasting my time as you had to be terminally ill or basically a cabbage to qualify for the support group. From reading info on here that would not appear true. I cannot afford to lose that amount of income after 365 days. I doubt any of us could. I have until 12th May to re instate my appeal and would be glad of any opinions or advice from you guys. I would love to go back to work but my body won't respect that!!
Have I made a big mistake and do you think I should re instate the appeal??
Thank you x