New offer from the DWP just before tribunal date

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Hi

I have had the DWP on the phone today offering me more money if I drop my tribunal appeal. I am on standard care, and I am going for enhanced care and standard mobility.

They have offered me standard mobility on top of the standard care that I was awarded.

Should I accept it or turn it down and carry on and try and get the enhanced I feel I need?

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    Don't know why but it didn't post my reply, so annoying.

    Can I ask what medical conditions yoy have, my first question was more advanced

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      Hi

      Starting from the top. I have disc replacement in my neck and provided evidence that it may be compressing on the spine, however a different specialist now says it isn't.

      I have oestoarthritis in both shoulders with impingement and ton ligament in the right shoulder, they can't operate.

      I have carpal tunnel both hands.

      I have bladder problems

      insomina

      asthma

      restless legs

      chronic venous insufficiency

      fibromyalgia including fibro fog

      Anxiety

      Think that's it.

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      It's not a diagnosis that gives the award it's how those conditions affect you in daily life. As Zorro has said the Tribunal will look at the whole award but outcomes are more possitive with Tribunals. Only you can decide what award is right for you. Good luck whatever you decide.

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    I honestly don't know but it used to be the case where they would review before going to the tribunal because they actually have to pay for that tribunal. However if you are not happy with the decision you are well within your rights to refuse and go to the tribunal and put your case forward for reconsideration. As the rules seem to continually change my assumption about them paying may not be correct. However you must be aware that they will do a complete review on your circumstances. Whatever you decide, good luck.

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