I've been awarded standard rates for mobility and daily living. I think I'm eligible for the enhanced rate for daily living, and there are some things in the write up that are just not true. E.g. 'you didn't appear tense during the assessment' - I cried. It was clear distress. It's £30 more per week. It's not going to make THE difference - I will need to apply for housing benefit in a few months anyway (because of reducing savings). I'm not 100% sure but I think with housing benefit plus current benefits I will be able to get by. Given that it's a lot of work, do you think it's worth going for it? It's taken me a year working on the process to get this far, and the stress has definitely made my symptoms worse. It's one of the most stressful things in my life. I believe it's preventing me from recovering as much as I might have otherwise done. I'm 29 and have been ill for 2 years, so there is some possibility I could recover. I worry I'm reducing my chances of that if I keep allowing stressors into my life. If you've been through this, please tell me how much work you had to do to do the mandatory reconsideration and appeal. Do you feel it was worth it? How long did it take? I'm also awaiting an ESA assessment, so it's very likely I'll be put in the support group. I've got about 2-3 weeks to decide if I'm going to go for the mandatory reconsideration.